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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 Costa Rica (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
          4,68632 <1 - 18
Total fish capture         14,828100
out of total fisheries capture         17,066

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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 Costa Rica (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Marine fishes neiMixed          3,257 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii          3,123 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii          2,42628,000EMW-219<1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii          1,489 Not estimated
Silky sharkElasmobranchii          1,239 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            97454-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 18
SwordfishActinopterygii            50931,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Shortbill spearfishActinopterygii            460 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii            43313,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii            313 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii            24356,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii            169 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed             75 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             7560,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             1927,215EMW-76<1
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              64,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          3,63625<1
   Elasmobranchii             751<1
   All classes          3,71225<1
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            9747 <1 - 18
   All classes            9747 <1 - 18
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes          4,68632 <1 - 18
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii          2,44817 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          4,36229 Not estimated
   Mixed          3,33222 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         10,14268 Not estimated
Total fish capture         14,828100
out of total fisheries capture         17,066
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".