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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 Benin (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         10,55628 19 - 1,035
Total fish capture         38,335100
out of total fisheries capture         40,808
   

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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 Benin (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Tilapias neiActinopterygii         13,227 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          4,141 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii          2,26620-2,000EMW-278 1 - 112
Black catfishes neiActinopterygii          2,2343-40,500EMW-122 <1 - 721
Torpedo-shaped catfishes neiActinopterygii          2,090 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii          1,169 Not estimated
West African ilishaActinopterygii          1,112 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii          1,0943,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
West African croakers neiActinopterygii          1,026 Not estimated
West African Spanish mackerelActinopterygii          1,0241,711EMW-450 1
Freshwater gobies neiActinopterygii            913 Not estimated
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii            8787-224EMW-307 4 - 133
Lesser African threadfinActinopterygii            786 Not estimated
African BonytongueActinopterygii            6712,244-3,060EMW-482 <1
Carangids neiActinopterygii            634 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed            537 Not estimated
Bonga shadActinopterygii            480143-292EMW-176 2 - 3
Barracudas neiActinopterygii            463187-9,072EMW-91 <1 - 2
Groupers neiActinopterygii            428 Not estimated
European anchovyActinopterygii            3358-38EMW-228 9 - 41
Needlefishes etc. neiActinopterygii            329 Not estimated
Atlantic bumperActinopterygii            28121-140EMW-53 2 - 13
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii            275 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            25154-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 5
Diadromous clupeoids neiActinopterygii            232 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            17215,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Upsidedown catfishesActinopterygii            130 Not estimated
African lungfishesSarcopterygii            115217-5,100EMW-2 <1 - 1
Pandoras neiActinopterygii            104 Not estimated
Royal threadfinActinopterygii             91 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii             87 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii             82 Not estimated
Dentex neiActinopterygii             70 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii             6732-713EMW-270 <1 - 2
Snappers neiActinopterygii             66 Not estimated
West African ladyfishActinopterygii             59 Not estimated
Guitarfishes etc. neiElasmobranchii             54 Not estimated
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii             49100-750EMW-483 <1
African moonfishActinopterygii             44142-494EMW-3 <1
SwordfishActinopterygii             4431,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             36 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii             3428,000EMW-219<1
Pargo breams neiActinopterygii             33 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii             29 Not estimated
African sicklefishActinopterygii             19165-225EMW-4 <1
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             17 Not estimated
Boe drumActinopterygii             1098-114EMW-172 <1
Giant African threadfinActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Black seabreamActinopterygii              81,000EMW-134<1
Spadefishes neiActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Alexandria pompanoActinopterygii              42,851EMW-9<1
Puffers neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii              36,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Atlantic emperorActinopterygii              3509-511EMW-57 <1
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii              211-1,000EMW-256 <1
Scads neiActinopterygii              263-231EMW-308 <1
Threadfins tasselfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
BonefishActinopterygii              13,333EMW-175<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii              114,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii              <118,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
West African goatfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          4,34411 14 - 62
   Elasmobranchii              1<1<1
   All classes          4,34411 14 - 62
   Multi species with an EMW
   Sarcopterygii          6,21216 5 - 973
   All classes          6,21216 5 - 973
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         10,55628 19 - 1,035
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         22,67459 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            4271 Not estimated
   Mixed          4,67812 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         27,78072 Not estimated
Total fish capture         38,335100
out of total fisheries capture         40,808
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".