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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 Ghana (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        194,37759 1,473 - 6,354
Total fish capture        328,066100
out of total fisheries capture        332,795
   

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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 Ghana (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Freshwater fishes neiMixed         88,846 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         49,5222,000-10,000EMW-317 5 - 25
European anchovyActinopterygii         28,3838-38EMW-228 747 - 3,495
Round sardinellaActinopterygii         26,472100EMW-304 265
Bigeye gruntActinopterygii         13,36010-45EMW-111 298 - 1,312
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         11,5075,000-20,000EMW-345 1 - 2
Atlantic bumperActinopterygii         10,11421-140EMW-53 72 - 480
Crevalle jackActinopterygii         10,0081,361-2,268EMW-221 4 - 7
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          9,15015,000-20,000EMW-114 <1 - 1
Madeiran sardinellaActinopterygii          8,33830-224EMW-275 37 - 282
Marine fishes neiMixed          7,954 Not estimated
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii          5,633100-750EMW-483 8 - 56
West African ilishaActinopterygii          5,411 Not estimated
Red pandoraActinopterygii          5,187 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii          4,903 Not estimated
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii          4,039 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii          3,581187-9,072EMW-91 <1 - 19
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii          3,46632-713EMW-270 5 - 108
Lesser African threadfinActinopterygii          2,849 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii          2,385237-1,034EMW-237 2 - 10
African moonfishActinopterygii          1,815142-494EMW-3 4 - 13
West African croakers neiActinopterygii          1,548 Not estimated
False scadActinopterygii          1,49634-933EMW-235 2 - 43
Bonga shadActinopterygii          1,377143-292EMW-176 5 - 10
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii          1,3513,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii          1,350 Not estimated
Angolan dentexActinopterygii          1,340101-386EMW-26 3 - 13
West African goatfishActinopterygii          1,322 Not estimated
Scads neiActinopterygii          1,16063-231EMW-308 5 - 18
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii          1,124 Not estimated
Snappers neiActinopterygii          1,081 Not estimated
Pargo breams neiActinopterygii          1,001 Not estimated
Cunene horse mackerelActinopterygii            93321-498EMW-222 2 - 45
Dentex neiActinopterygii            829 Not estimated
Soles neiActinopterygii            825 Not estimated
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii            8167-224EMW-307 4 - 123
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii            810 Not estimated
TonguefishesActinopterygii            781 Not estimated
Groupers neiActinopterygii            773 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii            762 Not estimated
African sicklefishActinopterygii            704165-225EMW-4 3 - 4
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii            605 Not estimated
Congo dentexActinopterygii            336 Not estimated
Puffers neiActinopterygii            313 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii            30720-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 15
MeagreActinopterygii            296 Not estimated
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii            284 Not estimated
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            27918,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Blue butterfishActinopterygii            265 Not estimated
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            24414,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii            223180,000EMW-154<1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            21154-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 4
Benguela hakeActinopterygii            10155-467EMW-107 <1 - 2
Sompat gruntActinopterygii             96 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii             7631,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii             44 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
White grouperActinopterygii             142,419EMW-449<1
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
West African Spanish mackerelActinopterygii              71,711EMW-450<1
AlbacoreActinopterygii              54,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
BogueActinopterygii              358-112EMW-173 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii              127,215EMW-76<1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        185,67457 1,461 - 6,164
   Elasmobranchii            244<1<1
   All classes        185,91857 1,461 - 6,164
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          8,4593 12 - 190
   All classes          8,4593 12 - 190
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        194,37759 1,473 - 6,354
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         31,37110 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          5,5192 Not estimated
   Mixed         96,79930 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        133,68941 Not estimated
Total fish capture        328,066100
out of total fisheries capture        332,795
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".