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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 New Zealand (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        323,67082 259 - 4,172
Total fish capture        396,581100
out of total fisheries capture        444,068
   

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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 New Zealand (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Blue grenadierActinopterygii        122,3101,500EMW-151 82
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii         43,51911-1,000EMW-256 44 - 3,854
Southern blue whitingActinopterygii         30,837400EMW-327 77
SnoekActinopterygii         26,2312,289EMW-400 11
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         19,2992,000-10,000EMW-317 2 - 10
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii         14,0755,000-20,000EMW-375 1 - 3
Orange roughyActinopterygii          9,7401,500EMW-381 6
Blue mackerelActinopterygii          9,1321,000EMW-153 9
Silver warehouActinopterygii          8,531 Not estimated
Southern hakeActinopterygii          6,985 Not estimated
Silver seabreamActinopterygii          6,294 Not estimated
Red codlingActinopterygii          5,8641,500-2,500EMW-389 2 - 4
Smooth oreo doryActinopterygii          5,407 Not estimated
Oreo dories neiActinopterygii          5,199 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii          4,5153,000-4,500EMW-401 1 - 2
Bluefin gurnardActinopterygii          3,662603EMW-161 6
MorwongsActinopterygii          3,523 Not estimated
White trevallyActinopterygii          3,312 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii          3,22525,000EMW-446<1
Giant stargazerActinopterygii          3,0972,000EMW-367 2
Common warehouActinopterygii          3,0872,200EMW-354 1
Thorntooth grenadierActinopterygii          2,933 Not estimated
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii          2,847596-3,239EMW-10 1 - 5
AlbacoreActinopterygii          2,6754,540-21,364EMW-7 <1 - 1
Black oreoActinopterygii          2,670 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii          2,594 Not estimated
Grenadiers rattails neiActinopterygii          2,304 Not estimated
Australian salmonActinopterygii          2,257200-3,500EMW-79 1 - 11
TarakihiActinopterygii          2,251 Not estimated
New Zealand blue codActinopterygii          2,249 Not estimated
Cape bonnetmouthActinopterygii          2,17966-324EMW-205 7 - 33
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii          1,8635,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Dark ghost sharkHolocephali          1,854 Not estimated
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii          1,7941,000-2,300EMW-315 1 - 2
New Zealand rough skateActinopterygii          1,768 Not estimated
Bluenose warehouActinopterygii          1,6596,000EMW-163<1
White warehouActinopterygii          1,657 Not estimated
Hapuku wreckfishActinopterygii          1,5306,000EMW-370<1
Ghost sharkHolocephali          1,384 Not estimated
Spotted estuary smooth-houndElasmobranchii          1,324 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii          1,237 Not estimated
Common moraActinopterygii          1,063 Not estimated
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii            98128,000EMW-30<1
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii            944900-4,138EMW-120 <1 - 1
Mullets neiActinopterygii            87420-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 43
John doryActinopterygii            7961,400EMW-373 1
Ratfishes neiHolocephali            729 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            67115,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Silver gemfishActinopterygii            654 Not estimated
River eels neiActinopterygii            645 Not estimated
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii            6397,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Trumpeters neiActinopterygii            634 Not estimated
New Zealand smooth skateActinopterygii            615 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii            59531,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            58714,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
RubyfishActinopterygii            570 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii            5709,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Velvet leatherjacketActinopterygii            497 Not estimated
Australian pilchardActinopterygii            461120-183EMW-78 3 - 4
King doryActinopterygii            454 Not estimated
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            419 Not estimated
Broadgilled hagfishMyxini            365 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed            300 Not estimated
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii            269737-1,260EMW-65 <1
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii            230 Not estimated
Southern lemon soleActinopterygii            225 Not estimated
Sand flounders neiActinopterygii            214 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii            2061,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Birdbeak dogfishElasmobranchii            1781,242-4,253EMW-119 <1
Slender tunaActinopterygii            172 Not estimated
Conger eels etc. neiActinopterygii            167 Not estimated
Ruffs barrelfishes neiActinopterygii            139 Not estimated
Mirror doryActinopterygii            119 Not estimated
Spotted gurnardActinopterygii            114 Not estimated
Chimaeras etc. neiHolocephali             99 Not estimated
Lanternsharks neiElasmobranchii             99 Not estimated
ArgentinesActinopterygii             8356-1,079EMW-44 <1 - 1
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             7560,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
OpahActinopterygii             7550,000EMW-430<1
ParoreActinopterygii             74 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii             65135,000EMW-387<1
Marine fishes neiMixed             64 Not estimated
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii             59 Not estimated
Spiky oreoActinopterygii             58 Not estimated
Draughtsboard sharkElasmobranchii             56 Not estimated
Eagle rays neiElasmobranchii             56 Not estimated
Pelagic armourheadActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
RedfishActinopterygii             50160-600EMW-459 <1
Orange perchActinopterygii             50 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii             37 Not estimated
Slickheads neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Banded yellowfishActinopterygii             36 Not estimated
FrostfishesActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
Whitson's grenadierActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Slimeheads neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
Antarctic rockcods noties neiActinopterygii             2421-10,000EMW-28 <1 - 1
Flatheads neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
ThresherElasmobranchii             22113,500EMW-443<1
Scads neiActinopterygii             2063-231EMW-308 <1
Pacific bluefin tunaActinopterygii             1838,000-99,300EMW-286 <1
EscolarActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Dories neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii             14 Not estimated
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii             13 Not estimated
Longspine burrfishActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Copper sharkElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Butterfly kingfishActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
OilfishActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Basketwork eelActinopterygii             112,250-3,068EMW-95 <1
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Broadnose sevengill sharkElasmobranchii             1122,613EMW-186<1
Brown bullheadActinopterygii             1035-168EMW-189 <1
Ridge scaled rattailActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Crested bellowfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Pink maomaoActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Scaly gurnardActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii              7180,000EMW-154<1
Giant boarfishActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Grenadier codActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Chinook(=Spring=King) salmonActinopterygii              68,341EMW-214<1
Lanternfishes neiActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
Common carpActinopterygii              62,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Blue antimoraActinopterygii              587-116EMW-150 <1
DealfishesActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Crocodile icefishes neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Moray cods neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Longspine snipefishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Black marlinActinopterygii              385,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Striped marlinActinopterygii              256,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
GoldfishActinopterygii              27-567EMW-474 <1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              228,000EMW-219<1
Antarctic starry skateElasmobranchii              21,201-1,731EMW-29 <1
Slender smooth-houndElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Basking sharkElasmobranchii              13,000,000EMW-96<1
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii              1237-1,034EMW-237 <1
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Blue maomaoActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Slender codlingActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Bigspined boarfishActinopterygii              1500-1,000EMW-118 <1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Silver chimaeraHolocephali              1 Not estimated
Antarctic silverfishActinopterygii              <121EMW-461<1
Eaton's skateElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii              <1160,000EMW-113<1
Roughskin dogfishElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Plunket sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              <14,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        267,41667 213 - 266
   Elasmobranchii          8,6802 1 - 2
   All classes        276,09570 214 - 267
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         47,57512 45 - 3,905
   All classes         47,57512 45 - 3,905
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        323,67082 259 - 4,172
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         65,84917 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          2,2661 Not estimated
   Holocephali          4,0671 Not estimated
   Mixed            364<1 Not estimated
   Myxini            365<1 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         72,91118 Not estimated
Total fish capture        396,581100
out of total fisheries capture        444,068
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".