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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 Maldives (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        113,95490 11 - 52
Total fish capture        127,274100
out of total fisheries capture        127,412

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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 Maldives (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         71,7692,000-10,000EMW-317 7 - 36
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         36,4365,000-20,000EMW-345 2 - 7
Marine fishes neiMixed         13,041 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii          2,018237-1,034EMW-237 2 - 8
KawakawaActinopterygii          1,7175,000EMW-263<1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          1,49615,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Dogtooth tunaActinopterygii            36315,000-20,000EMW-224 <1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            210 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii             7531,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             66 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii             27180,000EMW-154<1
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii             1913,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii             1485,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Striped marlinActinopterygii              856,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              428,000EMW-219<1
AlbacoreActinopterygii              34,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
OilfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              24,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
ThresherElasmobranchii              2113,500EMW-443<1
Oceanic whitetip sharkElasmobranchii              235,000-70,000EMW-452 <1
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii              <1187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        111,93288 9 - 44
   Elasmobranchii              4<1<1
   All classes        111,93688 9 - 44
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          2,0182 2 - 8
   All classes          2,0182 2 - 8
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        113,95490 11 - 52
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii             69<1 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            210<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         13,04110 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         13,32010 Not estimated
Total fish capture        127,274100
out of total fisheries capture        127,412
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".