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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 West African ilisha (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
West African ilishaSierra Leone          7,372 Not estimated
West African ilishaAngola          6,776 Not estimated
West African ilishaGhana          5,411 Not estimated
West African ilishaBenin          1,112 Not estimated
West African ilishaTogo            560 Not estimated
West African ilishaC?te d'Ivoire            432 Not estimated
West African ilishaLiberia            199 Not estimated
West African ilishaChina            173 Not estimated
West African ilishaCongo            149 Not estimated
West African ilishaComoros            146 Not estimated
West African ilishaCameroon             39 Not estimated
West African ilishaEquatorial Guinea              8 Not estimated
West African ilishaSpain              1 Not estimated
Total          22,378
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".