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Estimated numbers of individuals in average annual capture (FAO) of selected fish species (2007-2016)

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This page shows FAO reported fish capture tonnages for 2007-2016 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this study)
and estimated fish numbers based on that EMW.

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Data for Southern African pilchard (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Southern African pilchard (Sardinops sagax)South Africa        101,578120-183326 555 - 846
Southern African pilchard (Sardinops sagax)Namibia         21,064120-183326 115 - 176
Southern African pilchard (Sardinops sagax)Angola          7,320120-183326 40 - 61
Total         129,961 710 - 1,083
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".