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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 Belgium (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         16,99582 20 - 171
Total fish capture         20,753100
out of total fisheries capture         24,257

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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 Belgium (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
European plaiceActinopterygii          6,8451,100EMW-231 6
Common soleActinopterygii          3,42423-971EMW-220 4 - 147
Monkfishes neiActinopterygii          1,237 Not estimated
Atlantic codActinopterygii          1,187800-4,000EMW-55 <1 - 1
Lemon soleActinopterygii            880649-885EMW-3791
Tub gurnardActinopterygii            681220-464EMW-336 1 - 3
Common dabActinopterygii            538166-178EMW-360 3 - 3
Dogfishes and hounds neiElasmobranchii            473 Not estimated
Thornback rayElasmobranchii            4534,536EMW-444<1
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii            421 Not estimated
TurbotActinopterygii            4162,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii            411 Not estimated
Blonde rayElasmobranchii            3643,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
BrillActinopterygii            3503,475EMW-184<1
European flounderActinopterygii            333239-367EMW-3651
WhitingActinopterygii            324122-165EMW-342 2 - 3
MegrimActinopterygii            310 Not estimated
Red gurnardActinopterygii            273 Not estimated
HaddockActinopterygii            252900-1,800EMW-250 <1
Groundfishes neiMixed            171 Not estimated
European seabassActinopterygii            142300-10,000EMW-232 <1
SurmulletActinopterygii             9581-260EMW-331 <1 - 1
RoachActinopterygii             7869-255EMW-393 <1 - 1
Sea troutActinopterygii             746,000EMW-310<1
Sandy rayElasmobranchii             74 Not estimated
PollackActinopterygii             68 Not estimated
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii             68 Not estimated
Spotted rayElasmobranchii             62 Not estimated
LingActinopterygii             62 Not estimated
European hakeActinopterygii             611,800EMW-229<1
Grey gurnardActinopterygii             58538-574EMW-422 <1
Pike-perchActinopterygii             56146-1,200EMW-416 <1
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii             516,804EMW-77<1
Small-spotted catsharkElasmobranchii             43 Not estimated
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii             41389-454EMW-62 <1
European congerActinopterygii             411,718-14,854EMW-361 <1
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii             37160EMW-61<1
Freshwater breamActinopterygii             333,600EMW-355<1
European eelActinopterygii             303,500EMW-364<1
Witch flounderActinopterygii             29300-1,000EMW-412 <1
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Sand soleActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Common carpActinopterygii             182,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
European perchActinopterygii             171,200EMW-384<1
Rainbow troutActinopterygii             12500-5,000EMW-388 <1
Northern pikeActinopterygii             124,500EMW-386<1
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii             112,200-4,500EMW-305 <1
Atlantic herringActinopterygii             10100-600EMW-60 <1
Greater weeverActinopterygii             1078-110EMW-368 <1
John doryActinopterygii             101,400EMW-373<1
NursehoundElasmobranchii             10 Not estimated
Various sharks neiElasmobranchii              9 Not estimated
TenchActinopterygii              83,900EMW-405<1
Pelagic fishes neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Black seabreamActinopterygii              51,000EMW-134<1
RuddActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii              33,000-4,500EMW-401 <1
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii              321,000EMW-59<1
Orfe(=Ide)Actinopterygii              2 Not estimated
GraylingActinopterygii              2300-800EMW-371 <1
Starry rayElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Crucian carpActinopterygii              1150EMW-362<1
European spratActinopterygii              <117EMW-233<1
Small-eyed rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Whitefishes neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Salmonoids neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         16,17678 20 - 171
   Elasmobranchii            8204<1
   All classes         16,99582 20 - 171
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         16,99582 20 - 171
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii          2,43512 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          1,1526 Not estimated
   Mixed            1711 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes          3,75818 Not estimated
Total fish capture         20,753100
out of total fisheries capture         24,257
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".