Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-21

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-21Anchovies, etc. neiAnchovy family Engraulidae.

From Fishstat 98% of "Anchovies nei" is from Pacific and Indian Oceans with 53 and 45% from each respectively (averaged for 1999-2007).

From, the smallest and largest species of commercial or subsistence use in these ocean regions are as follows:

Samoan anchovy Stolephorus apiensis 6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed);
Japanese grenadier anchovy Coilia nasus. Max size: 41.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).