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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 China (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
      5,069,69345 49,125 - 104,227
Total fish capture     11,267,868100
out of total fisheries capture     16,304,043
   

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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 China (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Marine fishes neiMixed      2,773,192 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed      1,627,757 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii      1,129,27832-713EMW-270 1,584 - 35,290
Japanese anchovyActinopterygii        790,87520-22EMW-257 35,949 - 39,544
Scads neiActinopterygii        577,25463-231EMW-308 2,494 - 9,163
Pacific chub mackerelActinopterygii        486,405100-750EMW-215 649 - 4,864
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii        448,366 Not estimated
Yellow croakerActinopterygii        372,816229-499EMW-344 748 - 1,627
Daggertooth pike congerActinopterygii        355,35310,689EMW-223 33
Silver pomfrets neiActinopterygii        350,078455-500EMW-314 700 - 770
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii        345,638 Not estimated
Threadfin breams neiActinopterygii        331,685 Not estimated
Filefishes neiActinopterygii        191,789 Not estimated
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii        160,677 Not estimated
Japanese pilchardActinopterygii        145,147120-183EMW-259 793 - 1,210
So-iny (redlip) mulletActinopterygii        144,6821,238EMW-320 117
Pacific sandlanceActinopterygii        131,73046EMW-455 2,882
Silver croakerActinopterygii        118,344 Not estimated
Flathead grey mulletActinopterygii        101,751909-1,364EMW-236 75 - 112
Groupers neiActinopterygii         99,637 Not estimated
Elongate ilishaActinopterygii         87,06431-42EMW-227 2,073 - 2,827
Large yellow croakerActinopterygii         78,231451-3,490EMW-269 22 - 174
Chilean jack mackerelActinopterygii         59,008200-1,000EMW-213 59 - 295
Mi-iuy (brown) croakerActinopterygii         50,743 Not estimated
Japanese jack mackerelActinopterygii         50,37115-84EMW-258 596 - 3,302
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         49,3042,000-10,000EMW-317 5 - 25
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii         43,47054-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 806
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii         42,661 Not estimated
AlbacoreActinopterygii         22,9154,540-21,364EMW-7 1 - 5
Pacific sauryActinopterygii         21,57083EMW-292 261
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii         21,31415,000-20,000EMW-1141
Pacific herringActinopterygii         19,30964-400EMW-289 48 - 302
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         14,6625,000-20,000EMW-345 1 - 3
SwordfishActinopterygii          3,55331,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii          2,67111-1,000EMW-256 3 - 236
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii          2,122 Not estimated
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii          2,0467-224EMW-307 9 - 309
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii          2,045100-750EMW-483 3 - 20
Blue marlinActinopterygii          1,993180,000EMW-154<1
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii          1,81069-127EMW-230 14 - 26
Threadfins tasselfishes neiActinopterygii          1,444 Not estimated
Blue sharkElasmobranchii          1,23914,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii          1,148 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii            855 Not estimated
Hairtails scabbardfishes neiActinopterygii            594 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii            56456,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii            44960,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii            425 Not estimated
Flagfin mojarraActinopterygii            378 Not estimated
West African goatfishActinopterygii            343 Not estimated
European anchovyActinopterygii            1828-38EMW-228 5 - 22
Oceanic whitetip sharkElasmobranchii            17335,000-70,000EMW-452 <1
West African ilishaActinopterygii            173 Not estimated
Black marlinActinopterygii            15885,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
African sicklefishActinopterygii            148165-225EMW-41
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii            101 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii             52262,000EMW-51<1
Carangids neiActinopterygii             35 Not estimated
Shortspine African anglerActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Hakes neiActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             17 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii             15187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii              418,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii              427,215EMW-76<1
Mackerel icefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Painted notieActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Marbled rockcodActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii      4,092,29936 45,919 - 92,943
   Elasmobranchii          1,861<1<1
   All classes      4,094,16036 45,919 - 92,943
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        975,5339 3,207 - 11,284
   All classes        975,5339 3,207 - 11,284
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes      5,069,69345 49,125 - 104,227
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii      1,797,20916 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii             17<1 Not estimated
   Mixed      4,400,94939 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes      6,198,17555 Not estimated
Total fish capture     11,267,868100
out of total fisheries capture     16,304,043
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".