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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 Mauritania (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        261,67481 1,206 - 29,692
Total fish capture        322,698100
out of total fisheries capture        350,110
   

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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 Mauritania (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii        166,3027-224EMW-307 744 - 25,131
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii         29,17311-1,000EMW-256 29 - 2,583
Marine fishes neiMixed         26,734 Not estimated
Bonga shadActinopterygii         21,818143-292EMW-176 75 - 153
Freshwater fishes neiMixed         15,000 Not estimated
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii         13,13969-127EMW-230 103 - 191
European anchovyActinopterygii          8,7748-38EMW-228 231 - 1,081
Mullets neiActinopterygii          7,49420-2,000EMW-278 4 - 369
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii          7,187100-750EMW-483 10 - 72
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii          3,211 Not estimated
MeagreActinopterygii          2,981 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii          2,831 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii          2,24732-713EMW-270 3 - 70
Rubberlip gruntActinopterygii          1,470 Not estimated
White grouperActinopterygii          1,4022,419EMW-449 1
BluefishActinopterygii          1,0471,943EMW-162 1
Pandoras neiActinopterygii            987 Not estimated
Lusitanian cownose rayElasmobranchii            861 Not estimated
Scads neiActinopterygii            76563-231EMW-308 3 - 12
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii            723 Not estimated
Soles neiActinopterygii            625 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            55354-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 10
TonguefishesActinopterygii            546 Not estimated
Milk sharkElasmobranchii            525 Not estimated
West African croakers neiActinopterygii            497 Not estimated
Hakes neiActinopterygii            431 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii            420 Not estimated
Gilthead seabreamActinopterygii            377590-6,254EMW-418 <1 - 1
Carangids neiActinopterygii            336 Not estimated
Smooth-hound Elasmobranchii            2764,508-19,539EMW-477 <1
Puffers neiActinopterygii            268 Not estimated
Sargo breams neiActinopterygii            266 Not estimated
Stingrays butterfly rays neiElasmobranchii            243 Not estimated
Dentex neiActinopterygii            228 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            222 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii            222 Not estimated
West African Spanish mackerelActinopterygii            2041,711EMW-450<1
Atlantic bumperActinopterygii            17821-140EMW-53 1 - 8
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            1491,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii            143 Not estimated
Dusky grouperActinopterygii            13944,079EMW-349<1
LeerfishActinopterygii            133 Not estimated
Violet warehouActinopterygii            103 Not estimated
Blackchin guitarfishElasmobranchii             99 Not estimated
West African goatfishActinopterygii             98 Not estimated
Spotted seabassActinopterygii             95 Not estimated
VadigoActinopterygii             91 Not estimated
Sand steenbrasActinopterygii             86 Not estimated
Monkfishes neiActinopterygii             84 Not estimated
African sicklefishActinopterygii             81165-225EMW-4 <1
Lesser African threadfinActinopterygii             79 Not estimated
Bigeye gruntActinopterygii             7810-45EMW-111 2 - 8
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii             76 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii             684,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Scalloped hammerheadElasmobranchii             66115,102EMW-437<1
Spiny butterfly rayElasmobranchii             62 Not estimated
Suckerfishes remoras neiActinopterygii             56 Not estimated
Alexandria pompanoActinopterygii             462,851EMW-9<1
Barbeled houndsharkElasmobranchii             36 Not estimated
Blue butterfishActinopterygii             33 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii             32237-1,034EMW-237 <1
Spadefishes neiActinopterygii             29 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii             24262,000EMW-51<1
Canary drum(=Baardman)Actinopterygii             222,400EMW-203<1
Atlantic weasel sharkElasmobranchii             18 Not estimated
Morays neiActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii             146,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Nurse sharkElasmobranchii              990,000-150,000EMW-431 <1
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Mantas devil rays neiElasmobranchii              8 Not estimated
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              7 Not estimated
Goatfishes red mullets neiActinopterygii              67-313EMW-454 <1 - 1
CornetfishActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Bearded brotulaActinopterygii              3909-1,364EMW-105 <1
Eagle rays neiElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Bonnetmouths rubyfishes neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              228,000EMW-219<1
Weevers neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Snappers neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Conger eels etc. neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
West African ladyfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii              1187-9,072EMW-91 <1
John doryActinopterygii              11,400EMW-373<1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii              12,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         56,99918 426 - 1,585
   Elasmobranchii            350<1<1
   All classes         57,34918 426 - 1,585
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        204,32563 780 - 28,107
   All classes        204,32563 780 - 28,107
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        261,67481 1,206 - 29,692
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         16,7885 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          2,5021 Not estimated
   Mixed         41,73413 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         61,02419 Not estimated
Total fish capture        322,698100
out of total fisheries capture        350,110
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".