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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 Tarpon (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)Brazil            78340,000334 <1
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)Dominican Republic             7440,000334 <1
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)Venezuela Boliv Rep of             4140,000334 <1
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)French Guiana             2940,000334 <1
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)Colombia             1040,000334 <1
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)Mexico              340,000334 <1
Total             941<1
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".