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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 Canada (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        419,67192 1,225 - 4,094
Total fish capture        458,082100
out of total fisheries capture        917,939
   

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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 Canada (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Atlantic herringActinopterygii        133,494100-600EMW-60 222 - 1,335
North Pacific hakeActinopterygii         55,491500-1,035EMW-282 54 - 111
CapelinActinopterygii         33,63817-50EMW-210 673 - 1,983
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii         20,903389-454EMW-62 46 - 54
Atlantic codActinopterygii         16,878800-4,000EMW-55 4 - 21
HaddockActinopterygii         16,798900-1,800EMW-250 9 - 19
Pacific herringActinopterygii         14,19364-400EMW-289 35 - 222
Greenland halibutActinopterygii         13,5912,273-25,000EMW-247 1 - 6
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii         13,179 Not estimated
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii         11,005109-1,284EMW-66 9 - 101
Silver hakeActinopterygii          9,4961,298-1,524EMW-399 6 - 7
WalleyeActinopterygii          7,654907-1,814EMW-408 4 - 8
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii          6,864 Not estimated
Yellowtail flounderActinopterygii          6,137500-600EMW-415 10 - 12
Pink(=Humpback) salmonActinopterygii          6,1271,364-2,273EMW-296 3 - 4
Marine fishes neiMixed          6,010 Not estimated
Lake(=Common) whitefishActinopterygii          5,79310,000EMW-377 1
Sockeye(=Red) salmonActinopterygii          5,7232,300-5,000EMW-322 1 - 2
Chum(=Keta=Dog) salmonActinopterygii          5,0423,182-8,182EMW-216 1 - 2
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii          4,9732,200-4,500EMW-305 1 - 2
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          4,564 Not estimated
Pacific ocean perchActinopterygii          4,3211,400EMW-383 3
Pacific halibutActinopterygii          4,15713,640-18,180EMW-288 <1
AlbacoreActinopterygii          3,9054,540-21,364EMW-7 <1 - 1
Alaska pollock(=Walleye poll.)Actinopterygii          3,846227-1,000EMW-6 4 - 17
American yellow perchActinopterygii          3,755114-454EMW-19 8 - 33
Arrowtooth flounderActinopterygii          3,332131-260EMW-46 13 - 25
Pond smeltActinopterygii          3,304 Not estimated
AlewifeActinopterygii          3,251227-273EMW-8 12 - 14
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii          2,93921,000EMW-59<1
SablefishActinopterygii          2,8094,536EMW-394 1
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii          1,9863,000-4,500EMW-401 <1 - 1
Northern pikeActinopterygii          1,9104,500EMW-386<1
Groundfishes neiMixed          1,876 Not estimated
White hakeActinopterygii          1,8502,361-3,656EMW-4091
LingcodActinopterygii          1,7689,072-13,608EMW-469 <1
Winter flounderActinopterygii          1,6571,400EMW-353 1
SwordfishActinopterygii          1,49931,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii          1,304909-2,500EMW-131
Witch flounderActinopterygii          1,236300-1,000EMW-412 1 - 4
Pacific codActinopterygii          1,1912,273-4,545EMW-287 <1 - 1
Chinook(=Spring=King) salmonActinopterygii          1,1658,341EMW-214<1
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii            924 Not estimated
Coho(=Silver) salmonActinopterygii            7596,000EMW-359<1
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii            702 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii            510262,000EMW-51<1
Lake trout(=Char)Actinopterygii            496 Not estimated
Rainbow smeltActinopterygii            47485EMW-352 6
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii            4668,000EMW-406<1
Atlantic silversideActinopterygii            4225EMW-72 92
American eelActinopterygii            3901,364EMW-16<1
American anglerActinopterygii            3473,182-6,818EMW-14 <1
Common carpActinopterygii            3292,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Lake ciscoActinopterygii            320832EMW-376<1
Red hakeActinopterygii            2651,500EMW-390<1
Catfishes neiActinopterygii            245 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            16415,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Sturgeons neiActinopterygii            115 Not estimated
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            11114,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii             995,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Pelagic fishes neiActinopterygii             72 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             5460,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
PorbeagleElasmobranchii             51135,000EMW-387<1
Lumpfish(=Lumpsucker)Actinopterygii             362,000-7,000EMW-380 <1
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
American shadActinopterygii             33907-2,272EMW-18 <1
Chars neiActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Atlantic tomcodActinopterygii             15108-258EMW-75 <1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii              410EMW-306<1
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii              3372-507EMW-369 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii              227,215EMW-76<1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              228,000EMW-219<1
Striped bassActinopterygii              16,820-15,900EMW-330 <1
Salmonoids neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Rainbow troutActinopterygii              <1500-5,000EMW-388 <1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii              <154-180,000EMW-337 <1
ArgentinesActinopterygii              <156-1,079EMW-44 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        406,46089 1,215 - 3,992
   Elasmobranchii          2,202<1 <1 - 1
   All classes        408,66289 1,216 - 3,993
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         11,0092 9 - 101
   All classes         11,0092 9 - 101
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        419,67192 1,225 - 4,094
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         24,3305 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          1,630<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         12,4513 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         38,4108 Not estimated
Total fish capture        458,082100
out of total fisheries capture        917,939
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".