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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 France (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        316,62583 695 - 2,313
Total fish capture        379,335100
out of total fisheries capture        508,322
   

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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 France (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
AlbacoreActinopterygii          3,8144,540-21,364EMW-7 <1 - 1
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii             16596-3,239EMW-10 <1
Allis shadActinopterygii             112,700EMW-11<1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii              4909-2,500EMW-13 <1
AngelsharkElasmobranchii              114,000-18,000EMW-22 <1
Annular seabreamActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Arctic charActinopterygii             31454-4,545EMW-34 <1
Arctic skateElasmobranchii              31,201-1,731EMW-35 <1
ArgentinesActinopterygii             1156-1,079EMW-44 <1
Arrowhead dogfishElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii          3,208262,000EMW-51<1
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            2381,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii            537100-750EMW-483 1 - 5
Atlantic codActinopterygii          9,406800-4,000EMW-55 2 - 12
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii             1821,000EMW-59<1
Atlantic herringActinopterygii         21,585100-600EMW-60 36 - 216
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii          6,810160EMW-61 43
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii         18,280389-454EMW-62 40 - 47
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii            100737-1,260EMW-65 <1
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii            450109-1,284EMW-66 <1 - 4
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii              118,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Atlantic salmonActinopterygii             134,500EMW-69<1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii              <127,215EMW-76<1
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii             296,804EMW-77<1
Axillary seabreamActinopterygii            15113-447EMW-80 <1 - 11
BarbelActinopterygii              11,800-3,636EMW-89 <1
Barracudas neiActinopterygii              3187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Basking sharkElasmobranchii              13,000,000EMW-96<1
Bathyraja rays neiElasmobranchii              <1277-3,180EMW-103 <1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          7,61915,000-20,000EMW-114 <1 - 1
Birdbeak dogfishElasmobranchii              21,242-4,253EMW-119 <1
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii             13900-4,138EMW-120 <1
Black dogfishElasmobranchii             191,085-2,328EMW-124 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii              185,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Black scabbardfishActinopterygii          2,246499EMW-132 4
Black seabreamActinopterygii          3,3281,000EMW-134 3
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii            141218-284EMW-138 <1 - 1
Blackfin tunaActinopterygii             123,182-7,000EMW-140 <1
Blackmouth catsharkElasmobranchii              265-280EMW-142 <1
Blackspot(=red) seabreamActinopterygii            103658-772EMW-144 <1
BleakActinopterygii              <123-28EMW-147 <1
Blonde rayElasmobranchii            3273,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
Blue antimoraActinopterygii            10687-116EMW-1501
Blue lingActinopterygii          2,0496,600-9,000EMW-152 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii            393180,000EMW-154<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            17714,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Blue skateElasmobranchii             295,232-44,213EMW-157 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou)Actinopterygii         10,366135-340EMW-159 30 - 77
Bluntnose sixgill sharkElasmobranchii              4500,000EMW-167<1
BoarfishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
BogueActinopterygii            26258-112EMW-173 2 - 4
BrillActinopterygii            5243,475EMW-184<1
BurbotActinopterygii              2497EMW-194<1
Canary drum(=Baardman)Actinopterygii             322,400EMW-203<1
CapelinActinopterygii              117-50EMW-210 <1
Carangids neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Catsharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
Catsharks nursehounds neiElasmobranchii            242 Not estimated
ChubActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Common carpActinopterygii              22,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Common dabActinopterygii            885166-178EMW-360 5 - 5
Common dentexActinopterygii             141,260-2,350EMW-419 <1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii            88328,000EMW-219<1
Common eagle rayElasmobranchii              8 Not estimated
Common moraActinopterygii             80 Not estimated
Common pandoraActinopterygii            155 Not estimated
Common soleActinopterygii          7,59523-971EMW-220 8 - 326
Common stingrayElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Common two-banded seabreamActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Crucian carpActinopterygii              <1150EMW-362<1
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii          2,374 Not estimated
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            119 Not estimated
Dogfishes and hounds neiElasmobranchii             10 Not estimated
Dogtooth tunaActinopterygii              115,000-20,000EMW-224 <1
Dusky grouperActinopterygii              444,079EMW-349<1
Eaton's skateElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
European anchovyActinopterygii          5,7008-38EMW-228 150 - 702
European barracudaActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
European congerActinopterygii          4,7471,718-14,854EMW-361 <1 - 3
European eelActinopterygii            4443,500EMW-364<1
European flounderActinopterygii            130239-367EMW-365 <1 - 1
European hakeActinopterygii         28,3561,800EMW-229 16
European perchActinopterygii             621,200EMW-384<1
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii         27,87969-127EMW-230 219 - 405
European plaiceActinopterygii          2,7751,100EMW-231 3
European seabassActinopterygii          4,660300-10,000EMW-232 <1 - 16
European smeltActinopterygii             67 Not estimated
European spratActinopterygii             4717EMW-233 3
European whitefishActinopterygii            741 Not estimated
Finfishes neiMixed          1,796 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii             68 Not estimated
Flathead grey mulletActinopterygii            104909-1,364EMW-236 <1
ForkbeardActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Freshwater breamActinopterygii              23,600EMW-355<1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed            453 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii            555237-1,034EMW-237 1 - 2
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii             52 Not estimated
GarfishActinopterygii             5520-500EMW-239 <1 - 3
Gilthead seabreamActinopterygii            907590-6,254EMW-418 <1 - 2
Gobies neiActinopterygii             24 Not estimated
Golden grey mulletActinopterygii             91924EMW-241<1
Greater amberjackActinopterygii              88,182-27,300EMW-245 <1
Greater forkbeardActinopterygii            521 Not estimated
Greater weeverActinopterygii            31878-110EMW-368 3 - 4
Greenland halibutActinopterygii            2152,273-25,000EMW-247 <1
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii            301 Not estimated
Grey gurnardActinopterygii            208538-574EMW-422 <1
Grey rockcodActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Grey triggerfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Groupers neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Gulper sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii            191 Not estimated
HaddockActinopterygii          7,204900-1,800EMW-250 4 - 8
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii              213,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii          1,35811-1,000EMW-256 1 - 120
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
John doryActinopterygii          1,6321,400EMW-373 1
KawakawaActinopterygii              25,000EMW-263<1
Kerguelen sandpaper skateElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Knifetooth dogfishElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Lampreys neiCephalaspidomorphi             86 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii             56 Not estimated
Leaping mulletActinopterygii             45128-402EMW-272 <1
LeerfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Lemon soleActinopterygii            965649-885EMW-3791
LingActinopterygii          2,163 Not estimated
Little sleeper sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii            5233,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Longnose spurdogElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Longnosed skateElasmobranchii             26 Not estimated
Mackerel icefishActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Mackerels neiActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed            269 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
MeagreActinopterygii            894 Not estimated
Mediterranean horse mackerelActinopterygii            40211-600EMW-276 1 - 36
Mediterranean morayActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Mediterranean starry rayElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
MegrimActinopterygii          3,934 Not estimated
Monkfishes neiActinopterygii         21,025 Not estimated
Moras neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Morays neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Mouse catsharkElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii            66220-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 33
Northern pikeActinopterygii              64,500EMW-386<1
Norway poutActinopterygii              <120-28EMW-283 <1
NursehoundElasmobranchii            255 Not estimated
Ocean sunfishActinopterygii              11,000,000EMW-468<1
OilfishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Orange roughyActinopterygii             461,500EMW-381<1
Pandoras neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Pargo breams neiActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii          5,9249,000-10,000EMW-2951
Pelagic stingrayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Picarels neiActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii            2263,000-4,500EMW-401 <1
Pike-perchActinopterygii              2146-1,200EMW-416 <1
PollackActinopterygii          3,030 Not estimated
Poor codActinopterygii            557 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii            103135,000EMW-387<1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Portuguese dogfishElasmobranchii             61 Not estimated
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii          4,473 Not estimated
Rabbit fishHolocephali            119 Not estimated
Rainbow runnerActinopterygii              510,000EMW-432<1
Ratfishes neiHolocephali            224 Not estimated
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii          1,481 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             80 Not estimated
Red bandfishActinopterygii             16 Not estimated
Red gurnardActinopterygii          3,617 Not estimated
Red mulletActinopterygii             10500-1,000EMW-301 <1
Red porgyActinopterygii             38660EMW-434<1
Ridge scaled rattailActinopterygii            564 Not estimated
RoachActinopterygii              469-255EMW-393 <1
Rocklings neiActinopterygii            124 Not estimated
Roughhead grenadierActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Round sardinellaActinopterygii              5100EMW-304<1
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii          1,575372-507EMW-369 3 - 4
RuffeActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Saddled seabreamActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii         13,9272,200-4,500EMW-305 3 - 6
SalemaActinopterygii             63 Not estimated
Sand soleActinopterygii            234 Not estimated
Sand steenbrasActinopterygii             99 Not estimated
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii            12510EMW-306 12
Sandy rayElasmobranchii             77 Not estimated
Sargo breams neiActinopterygii             54 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii             87 Not estimated
Sea lampreyCephalaspidomorphi             34 Not estimated
Sea troutActinopterygii              46,000EMW-310<1
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Senegalese soleActinopterygii             54 Not estimated
Shads neiActinopterygii             30 Not estimated
Shagreen rayElasmobranchii            142 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii              660,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii              71,000-2,300EMW-315 <1
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii             75 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         35,9142,000-10,000EMW-317 4 - 18
Small-eyed rayElasmobranchii             47 Not estimated
Small-spotted catsharkElasmobranchii          5,213 Not estimated
Smooth-hounds neiElasmobranchii          2,978 Not estimated
SnoekActinopterygii              12,289EMW-400<1
Soles neiActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Southern opahActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Spiny scorpionfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Spotted rayElasmobranchii            953 Not estimated
Spotted seabassActinopterygii            101 Not estimated
StargazerActinopterygii              5111-460EMW-440 <1
Starry rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Streaked gurnardActinopterygii             67 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii              <156,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Sturgeons neiActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
SurmulletActinopterygii          2,78281-260EMW-331 11 - 34
Surmullets(=Red mullets) neiActinopterygii             9281-1,000EMW-332 <1 - 1
SwordfishActinopterygii            13031,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
TenchActinopterygii              <13,900EMW-405<1
Thickback soles neiActinopterygii             66 Not estimated
Thicklip grey mulletActinopterygii            539 Not estimated
Thinlip grey mulletActinopterygii             97 Not estimated
Thornback rayElasmobranchii          1,0904,536EMW-444<1
ThresherElasmobranchii             35113,500EMW-443<1
Tope sharkElasmobranchii            30225,000EMW-446<1
Torpedo raysElasmobranchii             19 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Trouts neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Tub gurnardActinopterygii          1,089220-464EMW-336 2 - 5
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             5054-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 1
TurbotActinopterygii            7362,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii            2648,000EMW-406<1
Twaite shadActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Undulate rayElasmobranchii             21 Not estimated
Velvet bellyElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii             244,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Wedge soleActinopterygii            560 Not estimated
Wels(=Som) catfishActinopterygii             18100,000-200,000EMW-363 <1
West African Spanish mackerelActinopterygii              71,711EMW-450<1
White seabreamActinopterygii            289 Not estimated
White skateElasmobranchii             21 Not estimated
Whiteleg skateElasmobranchii             57 Not estimated
WhitingActinopterygii         11,828122-165EMW-342 72 - 97
Witch flounderActinopterygii            340300-1,000EMW-412 <1 - 1
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii            252 Not estimated
WreckfishActinopterygii             1022,600EMW-413<1
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         47,9755,000-20,000EMW-345 2 - 10
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        310,97882 679 - 2,138
   Elasmobranchii          2,3261 <1 - 1
   All classes        313,30483 680 - 2,139
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          3,3221 15 - 174
   All classes          3,3221 15 - 174
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        316,62583 695 - 2,313
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         45,44212 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         14,2874 Not estimated
   Cephalaspidomorphi            120<1 Not estimated
   Holocephali            343<1 Not estimated
   Mixed          2,5181 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         62,71017 Not estimated
Total fish capture        379,335100
out of total fisheries capture        508,322
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".