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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 Ireland (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        176,93580 850 - 1,216
Total fish capture        222,020100
out of total fisheries capture        278,169
   

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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 Ireland (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii         66,362389-454EMW-62 146 - 171
BoarfishActinopterygii         39,305 Not estimated
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii         35,323160EMW-61 221
Atlantic herringActinopterygii         25,114100-600EMW-60 42 - 251
Blue whiting(=Poutassou)Actinopterygii         16,739135-340EMW-159 49 - 124
WhitingActinopterygii          5,470122-165EMW-342 33 - 45
European spratActinopterygii          5,03117EMW-233 302
HaddockActinopterygii          3,897900-1,800EMW-250 2 - 4
Angler(=Monk)Actinopterygii          3,72830,000EMW-24<1
Round sardinellaActinopterygii          3,244100EMW-304 32
MegrimActinopterygii          2,728 Not estimated
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii          2,25069-127EMW-230 18 - 33
AlbacoreActinopterygii          2,1504,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
European hakeActinopterygii          2,0751,800EMW-229 1
Atlantic codActinopterygii          1,496800-4,000EMW-55 <1 - 2
PollackActinopterygii          1,015 Not estimated
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii            9452,200-4,500EMW-305 <1
LingActinopterygii            608 Not estimated
Witch flounderActinopterygii            520300-1,000EMW-412 1 - 2
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii            507 Not estimated
Lemon soleActinopterygii            376649-885EMW-379 <1 - 1
European plaiceActinopterygii            3431,100EMW-231<1
Small-spotted catsharkElasmobranchii            307 Not estimated
Blonde rayElasmobranchii            2883,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
Thornback rayElasmobranchii            2564,536EMW-444<1
John doryActinopterygii            2321,400EMW-373<1
Common soleActinopterygii            20723-971EMW-220 <1 - 9
Marine fishes neiMixed            179 Not estimated
TurbotActinopterygii            1742,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii            12511-1,000EMW-256 <1 - 11
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            118 Not estimated
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii             90 Not estimated
BrillActinopterygii             803,475EMW-184<1
Atlantic salmonActinopterygii             764,500EMW-69<1
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii             70100-750EMW-483 <1 - 1
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii             62 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii             6032-713EMW-270 <1 - 2
European congerActinopterygii             561,718-14,854EMW-361 <1
Spotted rayElasmobranchii             51 Not estimated
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii             481,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Mullets neiActinopterygii             2520-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 1
Greater forkbeardActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii             22 Not estimated
Cardinalfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
European eelActinopterygii             203,500EMW-364<1
Orange roughyActinopterygii             201,500EMW-381<1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             1954-180,000EMW-337 <1
Sea troutActinopterygii             196,000EMW-310<1
Black scabbardfishActinopterygii             12499EMW-132<1
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii             12218-284EMW-138 <1
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii             10262,000EMW-51<1
Various sharks neiElasmobranchii              8 Not estimated
SurmulletActinopterygii              781-260EMW-331 <1
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii              71,000-2,300EMW-315 <1
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii              78,000EMW-406<1
European anchovyActinopterygii              68-38EMW-228 <1 - 1
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii              6596-3,239EMW-10 <1
Longnosed skateElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii              66,804EMW-77<1
Shagreen rayElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii              531,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
DealfishActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Common moraActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Common dabActinopterygii              3166-178EMW-360 <1
NursehoundElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Knifetooth dogfishElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii              3372-507EMW-369 <1
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii              2 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii              2135,000EMW-387<1
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii              221,000EMW-59<1
Roughhead grenadierActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
European flounderActinopterygii              2239-367EMW-365 <1
Rabbit fishHolocephali              2 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii              1109-1,284EMW-66 <1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii              1737-1,260EMW-65 <1
Starry rayElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Soles neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Blackmouth catsharkElasmobranchii              165-280EMW-142 <1
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Portuguese dogfishElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Norway redfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii              125,000EMW-446<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii              114,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii              12,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Golden redfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Red gurnardActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
ArgentinesActinopterygii              156-1,079EMW-44 <1
Blue lingActinopterygii              <16,600-9,000EMW-152 <1
Greenland halibutActinopterygii              <12,273-25,000EMW-247 <1
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
European seabassActinopterygii              <1300-10,000EMW-232 <1
Sailfin roughsharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii              <115,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Arctic skateElasmobranchii              <11,201-1,731EMW-35 <1
Sandy rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Round rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii              <1900-4,138EMW-120 <1
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        176,21079 850 - 1,203
   Elasmobranchii            549<1<1
   All classes        176,75980 850 - 1,203
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            176<1 <1 - 13
   All classes            176<1 <1 - 13
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        176,93580 850 - 1,216
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         43,83220 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          1,072<1 Not estimated
   Holocephali              2<1 Not estimated
   Mixed            179<1 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         45,08520 Not estimated
Total fish capture        222,020100
out of total fisheries capture        278,169
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".