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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 blue whiting (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)New Zealand         30,837400327 77
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Chile         17,919400327 45
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Argentina         12,803400327 32
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Japan          2,930400327 7
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Spain          2,376400327 6
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Ukraine          2,159400327 5
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Falkland Is.(Malvinas)          1,270400327 3
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)United Kingdom             61400327 <1
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Korea Republic of             53400327 <1
Total          70,409 176
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".