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Estimated numbers of individuals in average annual fish capture (FAO) by country fishing fleets (2007 - 2016)

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Summary for Australia (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         31,93128 10 - 292
Total fish capture        115,672100
out of total fisheries capture        173,913

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This page shows FAO reported fish capture tonnages (by fishing fleets of the selected country above for the year shown)
by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in fishcount study) and estimated fish numbers based on that EMW.

Data for Australia (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii         37,582 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed         11,064 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii          5,44020-2,000EMW-278 3 - 268
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii          4,8537,000-28,333EMW-328 <1 - 1
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii          4,803 Not estimated
Flatheads neiActinopterygii          4,365 Not estimated
Blue grenadierActinopterygii          3,8141,500EMW-151 3
Sillago-whitingsActinopterygii          3,536 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii          3,367 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii          3,0339,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Mackerels neiActinopterygii          2,959 Not estimated
Gummy sharkElasmobranchii          2,508 Not estimated
Australian salmonActinopterygii          2,421200-3,500EMW-79 1 - 12
Silver seabreamActinopterygii          2,093 Not estimated
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii          1,7895,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)Actinopterygii          1,5761,500-14,000EMW-92 <1 - 1
SwordfishActinopterygii          1,42431,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Silver warehouActinopterygii          1,221 Not estimated
AlbacoreActinopterygii          1,1994,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          1,176 Not estimated
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii          1,1415,000-20,000EMW-375 <1
Greenback horse mackerelActinopterygii          1,080850EMW-246 1
Threadfins tasselfishes neiActinopterygii            940 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            75115,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Broad-barred king mackerelActinopterygii            725 Not estimated
MorwongsActinopterygii            709 Not estimated
RedfishActinopterygii            681160-600EMW-459 1 - 4
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii            673 Not estimated
Filefishes leatherjackets neiActinopterygii            638 Not estimated
Mirror doryActinopterygii            571 Not estimated
Orange roughyActinopterygii            4441,500EMW-381<1
Narrow-barred Spanish mackerelActinopterygii            3935,750-5,900EMW-279 <1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii            368 Not estimated
ParoreActinopterygii            368 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii            357 Not estimated
Southern meagre(=Mulloway)Actinopterygii            332 Not estimated
Sawsharks neiElasmobranchii            324 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii            32156,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
RuffActinopterygii            306 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii            29725,000EMW-446<1
Silver gemfishActinopterygii            290 Not estimated
White trevallyActinopterygii            289 Not estimated
Mackerel icefishActinopterygii            287 Not estimated
Latchet(=Sharpbeak gurnard)Actinopterygii            241 Not estimated
Puffers neiActinopterygii            225 Not estimated
Bluefin gurnardActinopterygii            202603EMW-161<1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii            1992,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Demersal percomorphs neiActinopterygii            195 Not estimated
Angelsharks sand devils neiElasmobranchii            1801,684-19,794EMW-23 <1
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii            1574,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii            151 Not estimated
Grey rockcodActinopterygii            138 Not estimated
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii            137 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii            130 Not estimated
John doryActinopterygii            1271,400EMW-373<1
Ghost sharkHolocephali            120 Not estimated
Common warehouActinopterygii            1162,200EMW-354<1
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii            109 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii            108 Not estimated
Short-finned eelActinopterygii             71 Not estimated
RudderfishActinopterygii             70 Not estimated
Unicorn icefishActinopterygii             61 Not estimated
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii             56596-3,239EMW-10 <1
SnoekActinopterygii             462,289EMW-400<1
BluefishActinopterygii             461,943EMW-162<1
WahooActinopterygii             334,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii             3185,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Trumpeters neiActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii             30180,000EMW-154<1
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii             2728,000EMW-30<1
Spiky oreoActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Shortbill spearfishActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Ruffs barrelfishes neiActinopterygii             13 Not estimated
Eaton's skateElasmobranchii              9 Not estimated
Whitson's grenadierActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Longtail tunaActinopterygii              715,000-20,000EMW-274 <1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii              654-180,000EMW-337 <1
Australian bonitoActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Blue antimoraActinopterygii              587-116EMW-150 <1
Red gurnard perchActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Kerguelen sandpaper skateElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Lantern fishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Smooth oreo doryActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Bluenose warehouActinopterygii              26,000EMW-163<1
Pacific sleeper sharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Grenadiers rattails neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii              113,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Triangular rockcodActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Antarctic starry skateElasmobranchii              11,201-1,731EMW-29 <1
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii              11,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
PorbeagleElasmobranchii              1135,000EMW-387<1
White warehouActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Murray's skateElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Bigeye grenadierActinopterygii              <1468EMW-110<1
Crocodile icefishes neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Caml grenadierActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Anchovies etc. neiActinopterygii              <13-94EMW-21 <1
Whiteleg skateElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii              <1900-4,138EMW-120 <1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         25,94922 7 - 24
   Elasmobranchii            299<1<1
   All classes         26,24823 7 - 24
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          5,6835 3 - 268
   All classes          5,6835 3 - 268
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         31,93128 10 - 292
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         65,03656 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          6,3465 Not estimated
   Holocephali            120<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         12,24011 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         83,74172 Not estimated
Total fish capture        115,672100
out of total fisheries capture        173,913
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".