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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 Brazil (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        259,93137 1,342 - 4,370
Total fish capture        696,718100
out of total fisheries capture        770,867
   

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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 Brazil (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Brazilian sardinellaActinopterygii         68,98272EMW-183 952
Whitemouth croakerActinopterygii         42,405638-1,023EMW-341 41 - 66
Marine fishes neiMixed         39,058 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii         30,390 Not estimated
Prochilods neiActinopterygii         27,292 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         25,0452,000-10,000EMW-317 3 - 13
Freshwater siluroids neiActinopterygii         23,943 Not estimated
Laulao catfishActinopterygii         23,553 Not estimated
Acoupa weakfishActinopterygii         20,388 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii         17,87920-2,000EMW-278 9 - 880
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii         17,169 Not estimated
Kissing prochilodusActinopterygii         15,919 Not estimated
Characins neiActinopterygii         15,031 Not estimated
South American silver croakerActinopterygii         14,619 Not estimated
Cichlids neiActinopterygii         13,312 Not estimated
Argentine croakerActinopterygii         11,702394-739EMW-39 16 - 30
Freshwater fishes neiMixed         11,061 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii         10,212 Not estimated
King weakfishActinopterygii          9,608 Not estimated
Hoplias aimaraActinopterygii          9,385 Not estimated
Tilapias neiActinopterygii          9,280 Not estimated
Atlantic thread herringActinopterygii          8,98265-91EMW-74 99 - 138
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii          8,416 Not estimated
Gilded catfish2Actinopterygii          8,061 Not estimated
Weakfishes neiActinopterygii          7,580 Not estimated
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii          7,064 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii          6,741 Not estimated
Piranhas neiActinopterygii          6,479 Not estimated
Gilded catfishActinopterygii          5,938 Not estimated
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii          5,929 Not estimated
Southern red snapperActinopterygii          5,820 Not estimated
Stripped weakfishActinopterygii          5,578 Not estimated
Brazilian codlingActinopterygii          5,520118-121EMW-179 46 - 47
Loweye catfishes neiActinopterygii          5,368 Not estimated
Atlantic searobinsActinopterygii          5,354121-527EMW-71 10 - 44
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii          5,277100-750EMW-483 7 - 53
Curimata cyprinoidesActinopterygii          4,991 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii          4,983 Not estimated
Sorubims neiActinopterygii          4,880 Not estimated
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii          4,719750-2,000EMW-451 2 - 6
Anchovies etc. neiActinopterygii          4,5073-94EMW-21 48 - 1,454
Schizodon fasciatusActinopterygii          4,483 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii          4,12028,000EMW-219<1
CachamaActinopterygii          4,0838,836EMW-198<1
King mackerelActinopterygii          3,93410,000EMW-265<1
BluefishActinopterygii          3,6721,943EMW-162 2
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii          3,6265,000-20,000EMW-345 <1 - 1
Snooks(=Robalos) neiActinopterygii          3,596 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii          3,319 Not estimated
Triportheus angulatusActinopterygii          3,266 Not estimated
Jamaica weakfishActinopterygii          2,972 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii          2,91231,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Atlantic bumperActinopterygii          2,75321-140EMW-53 20 - 131
DoradoActinopterygii          2,727 Not estimated
Bastard halibuts neiActinopterygii          2,592368-754EMW-99 3 - 7
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii          2,55832-713EMW-270 4 - 80
Blackfin goosefishActinopterygii          2,529 Not estimated
Spotted sorubimActinopterygii          2,428 Not estimated
Red porgyActinopterygii          2,165660EMW-434 3
PirapatingaActinopterygii          2,110 Not estimated
Kingcroakers neiActinopterygii          1,965 Not estimated
Irish mojarraActinopterygii          1,964 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          1,93915,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Lane snapperActinopterygii          1,903 Not estimated
Argentine hakeActinopterygii          1,880400-600EMW-41 3 - 5
Brazilian groupers neiActinopterygii          1,879660-26,000EMW-181 <1 - 3
Blue sharkElasmobranchii          1,86014,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
KumakumaActinopterygii          1,844 Not estimated
Atlantic moonfishActinopterygii          1,800333EMW-64 5
Carangids neiActinopterygii          1,753 Not estimated
OscarActinopterygii          1,677 Not estimated
ArawanaActinopterygii          1,672 Not estimated
Rough scadActinopterygii          1,603251EMW-303 6
Blue runnerActinopterygii          1,5741,164EMW-155 1
Goatfishes red mullets neiActinopterygii          1,4037-313EMW-454 4 - 200
Groupers neiActinopterygii          1,384 Not estimated
MandubaActinopterygii          1,258 Not estimated
Ballyhoo halfbeakActinopterygii          1,207134EMW-87 9
ArapaimaActinopterygii          1,20673,100EMW-32<1
Leporellus vittatusActinopterygii          1,166 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii          1,053 Not estimated
Banded astyanaxActinopterygii          1,041 Not estimated
Pompanos neiActinopterygii            977 Not estimated
Puffers neiActinopterygii            910 Not estimated
Smooth weakfishActinopterygii            902 Not estimated
Barred sorubimActinopterygii            896 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii            8756,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Brazilian menhadenActinopterygii            86067-91EMW-182 9 - 13
Amazon sailfin catfishActinopterygii            859 Not estimated
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii            794 Not estimated
TarponActinopterygii            78340,000EMW-334<1
Brazilian flatheadActinopterygii            7734-33EMW-180 23 - 185
AlbacoreActinopterygii            7704,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii            7354,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
Green weakfishActinopterygii            716 Not estimated
Argentinian sandperchActinopterygii            6262,200-3,000EMW-45 <1
Redtail catfishActinopterygii            623 Not estimated
Cusk-eels brotulas neiActinopterygii            597 Not estimated
Bigeye scadActinopterygii            593230EMW-112 3
Mackerels neiActinopterygii            577 Not estimated
Requiem sharks neiElasmobranchii            516 Not estimated
Loricaria cataphractaActinopterygii            507 Not estimated
Lophiosilurus alexandriActinopterygii            492 Not estimated
Serra Spanish mackerelActinopterygii            4511,476-2,013EMW-436 <1
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii            4473,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
S.Am. freshwater stingrays neiElasmobranchii            442 Not estimated
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii            429 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii            4251,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Red grouperActinopterygii            4201,364-2,273EMW-300 <1
Barracudas neiActinopterygii            380187-9,072EMW-91 <1 - 2
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            37154-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 7
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            3381,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Bocon toadfishActinopterygii            317 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii            290237-1,034EMW-237 <1 - 1
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii            282 Not estimated
AimaraActinopterygii            270 Not estimated
Scaled sardinesActinopterygii            26819-32EMW-309 8 - 14
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii            246 Not estimated
Spadefishes neiActinopterygii            245 Not estimated
Shorthead drumActinopterygii            229 Not estimated
Bigeyes neiActinopterygii            21450-618EMW-115 <1 - 4
Raphael catfishActinopterygii            208 Not estimated
Blackfin tunaActinopterygii            2073,182-7,000EMW-140 <1
Duckbill catfishActinopterygii            199 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii            15860,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Barred gruntActinopterygii            151141EMW-93 1
WahooActinopterygii            1424,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            13418,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Argentine congerActinopterygii             99428-583EMW-38 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii             88180,000EMW-154<1
Bigtooth corvinaActinopterygii             77 Not estimated
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             7127,215EMW-76<1
Scalloped hammerheadElasmobranchii             65115,102EMW-437<1
Yellowfin river pellonaActinopterygii             64 Not estimated
Sea chubs neiActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Silvery John doryActinopterygii             42 Not estimated
Morays neiActinopterygii             38 Not estimated
Marbled swamp eelActinopterygii             30 Not estimated
Oceanic whitetip sharkElasmobranchii             2735,000-70,000EMW-452 <1
Pimelodus maculatusActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii             23160,000EMW-113<1
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
TripletailActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Porthole shovelnose catfishActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Brycon orbignyanusActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Longbill spearfishActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii              67,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Tiger sharkElasmobranchii              5385,000-685,000EMW-448 <1
Silky sharkElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
PatiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii              <1262,000EMW-51<1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        222,23232 1,258 - 1,753
   Elasmobranchii          2,138<1<1
   All classes        224,37032 1,258 - 1,753
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         35,5615 84 - 2,617
   All classes         35,5615 84 - 2,617
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        259,93137 1,342 - 4,370
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        368,75353 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         17,9153 Not estimated
   Mixed         50,1207 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        436,78863 Not estimated
Total fish capture        696,718100
out of total fisheries capture        770,867
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".