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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 Japan (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
      2,596,30186 21,430 - 36,980
Total fish capture      3,036,273100
out of total fisheries capture      3,922,664
   

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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 Japan (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Pacific chub mackerelActinopterygii        467,743100-750EMW-215 624 - 4,677
Japanese anchovyActinopterygii        274,87120-22EMW-257 12,494 - 13,744
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii        264,8572,000-10,000EMW-317 26 - 132
Pacific sauryActinopterygii        221,49583EMW-292 2,682
Marine fishes neiMixed        216,284 Not estimated
Alaska pollock(=Walleye poll.)Actinopterygii        211,369227-1,000EMW-6 211 - 931
Japanese pilchardActinopterygii        167,825120-183EMW-259 917 - 1,399
Chum(=Keta=Dog) salmonActinopterygii        165,6863,182-8,182EMW-216 20 - 52
Japanese jack mackerelActinopterygii        154,68115-84EMW-258 1,831 - 10,139
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii        101,6791,057-27,300EMW-12 4 - 96
Okhotsk atka mackerelActinopterygii         75,9881,295EMW-284 59
Red-eye round herringActinopterygii         73,59963EMW-302 1,169
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         66,0865,000-20,000EMW-345 3 - 13
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii         62,519 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii         58,70615,000-20,000EMW-114 3 - 4
AlbacoreActinopterygii         56,9894,540-21,364EMW-7 3 - 13
Pacific codActinopterygii         49,9702,273-4,545EMW-287 11 - 22
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii         48,211 Not estimated
Pacific sandlanceActinopterygii         41,50346EMW-455 908
Japanese scadActinopterygii         24,34663EMW-261 386
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii         21,908237-1,034EMW-237 21 - 92
Japanese Spanish mackerelActinopterygii         16,2641,562-2,130EMW-262 8 - 10
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii         16,195 Not estimated
Demersal percomorphs neiActinopterygii         15,788 Not estimated
Silver seabreamActinopterygii         15,354 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii         11,79531,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Pacific bluefin tunaActinopterygii         11,37338,000-99,300EMW-286 <1
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii         10,58232-713EMW-270 15 - 331
Pink(=Humpback) salmonActinopterygii         10,3671,364-2,273EMW-296 5 - 8
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii         10,121 Not estimated
Japanese sandfishActinopterygii          8,739 Not estimated
Japanese seabassActinopterygii          8,629 Not estimated
Bastard halibutActinopterygii          7,3696,042-6,298EMW-981
Dotted gizzard shadActinopterygii          6,587 Not estimated
Puffers neiActinopterygii          5,104 Not estimated
Conger eels etc. neiActinopterygii          4,951 Not estimated
Pacific herringActinopterygii          4,60664-400EMW-289 12 - 72
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii          4,422 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii          4,211180,000EMW-154<1
Deep-sea smeltActinopterygii          3,762 Not estimated
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii          3,1547,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Southern blue whitingActinopterygii          2,930400EMW-327 7
Ayu sweetfishActinopterygii          2,889 Not estimated
AlfonsinoActinopterygii          2,749 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii          2,69756,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Sockeye(=Red) salmonActinopterygii          2,4352,300-5,000EMW-322 <1 - 1
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii          1,846262,000EMW-51<1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          1,577 Not estimated
Japanese smeltActinopterygii          1,404 Not estimated
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii          1,265 Not estimated
Masu(=Cherry) salmonActinopterygii          1,2442,000EMW-357 1
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii          1,146 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii          1,03954-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 19
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii            95913,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Crucian carpActinopterygii            717150EMW-362 5
Patagonian grenadierActinopterygii            700993-2,103EMW-294 <1 - 1
Blue grenadierActinopterygii            6951,500EMW-151<1
Japanese icefishActinopterygii            632 Not estimated
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii            580 Not estimated
Warty doryActinopterygii            395 Not estimated
Common carpActinopterygii            3532,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Greenland halibutActinopterygii            2952,273-25,000EMW-247 <1
Trouts neiActinopterygii            276 Not estimated
Coho(=Silver) salmonActinopterygii            2126,000EMW-359<1
Freshwater gobies neiActinopterygii            195 Not estimated
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            19018,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Japanese eelActinopterygii            18586EMW-372 2
Black marlinActinopterygii            16985,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii            16628,000EMW-30<1
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii            162109-1,284EMW-66 <1 - 1
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii            1599,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Mirror doryActinopterygii            121 Not estimated
Chinook(=Spring=King) salmonActinopterygii             828,341EMW-214<1
Groundfishes neiMixed             62 Not estimated
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             2627,215EMW-76<1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii             14909-2,500EMW-13 <1
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Finfishes neiMixed              6 Not estimated
Witch flounderActinopterygii              2300-1,000EMW-412 <1
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii              221,000EMW-59<1
Blue antimoraActinopterygii              287-116EMW-150 <1
Atlantic codActinopterygii              2800-4,000EMW-55 <1
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii              1372-507EMW-369 <1
Whitson's grenadierActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Argentine hakeActinopterygii              <1400-600EMW-41 <1
Longbill spearfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Pacific ocean perchActinopterygii              <11,400EMW-383<1
Tadpole codlingActinopterygii              <1210-329EMW-404 <1
Ridge scaled rattailActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Mackerel icefishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii              <15,000-20,000EMW-375 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii      2,471,51381 21,405 - 36,771
   All classes      2,471,51381 21,405 - 36,771
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        124,7884 25 - 209
   All classes        124,7884 25 - 209
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes      2,596,30186 21,430 - 36,980
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        205,8487 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         16,1951 Not estimated
   Mixed        217,9287 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        439,97214 Not estimated
Total fish capture      3,036,273100
out of total fisheries capture      3,922,664
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".