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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 Colombia (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         52,52359 292 - 666
Total fish capture         88,728100
out of total fisheries capture         91,245

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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 Colombia (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         21,1655,000-20,000EMW-345 1 - 4
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         18,6182,000-10,000EMW-317 2 - 9
Marine fishes neiMixed         13,086 Not estimated
Characins neiActinopterygii          9,286 Not estimated
Freshwater siluroids neiActinopterygii          8,052 Not estimated
Pacific anchovetaActinopterygii          6,89511-24EMW-285 288 - 600
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          2,807 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii          2,48754-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 46
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          2,13515,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Pacific sierraActinopterygii            8591,814EMW-428<1
Snappers neiActinopterygii            598 Not estimated
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii            463 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii            450 Not estimated
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii            318 Not estimated
Smooth-hounds neiElasmobranchii            214 Not estimated
Peruvian weakfishActinopterygii            184 Not estimated
Snooks(=Robalos) neiActinopterygii            161 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii            113 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii             991,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Mullets neiActinopterygii             9320-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 5
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii             93 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             83 Not estimated
Croakers neiActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii             50 Not estimated
Spotted grouperActinopterygii             45 Not estimated
Black skipjackActinopterygii             43695-7,165EMW-135 <1
Mojarras etc. neiActinopterygii             43 Not estimated
Broomtail grouperActinopterygii             3220,020-27,300EMW-188 <1
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii             28750-2,000EMW-451 <1
Yellow snapperActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Lane snapperActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
LadyfishActinopterygii             162,000EMW-268<1
Lebranche mulletActinopterygii             15550EMW-273<1
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             15 Not estimated
Pacific thread herringActinopterygii             1533-110EMW-293 <1
Nassau grouperActinopterygii             134,540EMW-350<1
Southern red snapperActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
TarponActinopterygii             1040,000EMW-334<1
Panama hakeActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Threadfins tasselfishes neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         49,84456 292 - 615
   All classes         49,84456 292 - 615
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          2,6793 <1 - 51
   All classes          2,6793 <1 - 51
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         52,52359 292 - 666
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         20,08423 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            229<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         15,89318 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         36,20641 Not estimated
Total fish capture         88,728100
out of total fisheries capture         91,245
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".