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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)
AlbacoreActinopterygii          2,6754,540-21,364EMW-7 <1 - 1
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii          2,847596-3,239EMW-10 1 - 5
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii            2061,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Antarctic rockcods noties neiActinopterygii             2421-10,000EMW-28 <1 - 1
Antarctic silverfishActinopterygii              <121EMW-461<1
Antarctic starry skateElasmobranchii              21,201-1,731EMW-29 <1
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii            98128,000EMW-30<1
ArgentinesActinopterygii             8356-1,079EMW-44 <1 - 1
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii            269737-1,260EMW-65 <1
Australian pilchardActinopterygii            461120-183EMW-78 3 - 4
Australian salmonActinopterygii          2,257200-3,500EMW-79 1 - 11
Banded yellowfishActinopterygii             36 Not estimated
Basketwork eelActinopterygii             112,250-3,068EMW-95 <1
Basking sharkElasmobranchii              13,000,000EMW-96<1
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii              <1160,000EMW-113<1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            67115,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Bigspined boarfishActinopterygii              1500-1,000EMW-118 <1
Birdbeak dogfishElasmobranchii            1781,242-4,253EMW-119 <1
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii            944900-4,138EMW-120 <1 - 1
Black marlinActinopterygii              385,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Black oreoActinopterygii          2,670 Not estimated
Blue antimoraActinopterygii              587-116EMW-150 <1
Blue grenadierActinopterygii        122,3101,500EMW-151 82
Blue mackerelActinopterygii          9,1321,000EMW-153 9
Blue maomaoActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii              7180,000EMW-154<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            58714,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Bluefin gurnardActinopterygii          3,662603EMW-161 6
Bluenose warehouActinopterygii          1,6596,000EMW-163<1
Broadgilled hagfishMyxini            365 Not estimated
Broadnose sevengill sharkElasmobranchii             1122,613EMW-186<1
Brown bullheadActinopterygii             1035-168EMW-189 <1
Butterfly kingfishActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Cape bonnetmouthActinopterygii          2,17966-324EMW-205 7 - 33
Chimaeras etc. neiHolocephali             99 Not estimated
Chinook(=Spring=King) salmonActinopterygii              68,341EMW-214<1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Common carpActinopterygii              62,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              228,000EMW-219<1
Common moraActinopterygii          1,063 Not estimated
Common warehouActinopterygii          3,0872,200EMW-354 1
Conger eels etc. neiActinopterygii            167 Not estimated
Copper sharkElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Crested bellowfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Crocodile icefishes neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Dark ghost sharkHolocephali          1,854 Not estimated
DealfishesActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            419 Not estimated
Dories neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Draughtsboard sharkElasmobranchii             56 Not estimated
Eagle rays neiElasmobranchii             56 Not estimated
Eaton's skateElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
EscolarActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii          2,594 Not estimated
Flatheads neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed            300 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii              1237-1,034EMW-237 <1
FrostfishesActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii             13 Not estimated
Ghost sharkHolocephali          1,384 Not estimated
Giant boarfishActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Giant stargazerActinopterygii          3,0972,000EMW-367 2
GoldfishActinopterygii              27-567EMW-474 <1
Grenadier codActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii             59 Not estimated
Grenadiers rattails neiActinopterygii          2,304 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii             14 Not estimated
Hapuku wreckfishActinopterygii          1,5306,000EMW-370<1
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii         43,51911-1,000EMW-256 44 - 3,854
John doryActinopterygii            7961,400EMW-373 1
King doryActinopterygii            454 Not estimated
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii            230 Not estimated
Lanternfishes neiActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Lanternsharks neiElasmobranchii             99 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii             37 Not estimated
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
Longspine burrfishActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Longspine snipefishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed             64 Not estimated
Mirror doryActinopterygii            119 Not estimated
Moray cods neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
MorwongsActinopterygii          3,523 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii            87420-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 43
New Zealand blue codActinopterygii          2,249 Not estimated
New Zealand rough skateActinopterygii          1,768 Not estimated
New Zealand smooth skateActinopterygii            615 Not estimated
OilfishActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
OpahActinopterygii             7550,000EMW-430<1
Orange perchActinopterygii             50 Not estimated
Orange roughyActinopterygii          9,7401,500EMW-381 6
Oreo dories neiActinopterygii          5,199 Not estimated
Pacific bluefin tunaActinopterygii             1838,000-99,300EMW-286 <1
ParoreActinopterygii             74 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii            5709,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Pelagic armourheadActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii          4,5153,000-4,500EMW-401 1 - 2
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii         14,0755,000-20,000EMW-375 1 - 3
Pink maomaoActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Plunket sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii             65135,000EMW-387<1
Ratfishes neiHolocephali            729 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Red codlingActinopterygii          5,8641,500-2,500EMW-389 2 - 4
RedfishActinopterygii             50160-600EMW-459 <1
Ridge scaled rattailActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
River eels neiActinopterygii            645 Not estimated
Roughskin dogfishElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
RubyfishActinopterygii            570 Not estimated
Ruffs barrelfishes neiActinopterygii            139 Not estimated
Sand flounders neiActinopterygii            214 Not estimated
Scads neiActinopterygii             2063-231EMW-308 <1
Scaly gurnardActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii          1,237 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             7560,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Silver chimaeraHolocephali              1 Not estimated
Silver gemfishActinopterygii            654 Not estimated
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii          1,7941,000-2,300EMW-315 1 - 2
Silver seabreamActinopterygii          6,294 Not estimated
Silver warehouActinopterygii          8,531 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         19,2992,000-10,000EMW-317 2 - 10
Slender codlingActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Slender smooth-houndElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Slender tunaActinopterygii            172 Not estimated
Slickheads neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Slimeheads neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Smooth oreo doryActinopterygii          5,407 Not estimated
SnoekActinopterygii         26,2312,289EMW-400 11
Southern blue whitingActinopterygii         30,837400EMW-327 77
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii            6397,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Southern hakeActinopterygii          6,985 Not estimated
Southern lemon soleActinopterygii            225 Not estimated
Spiky oreoActinopterygii             58 Not estimated
Spotted estuary smooth-houndElasmobranchii          1,324 Not estimated
Spotted gurnardActinopterygii            114 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii              256,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
SwordfishActinopterygii            59531,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
TarakihiActinopterygii          2,251 Not estimated
Thorntooth grenadierActinopterygii          2,933 Not estimated
ThresherElasmobranchii             22113,500EMW-443<1
Tope sharkElasmobranchii          3,22525,000EMW-446<1
Trumpeters neiActinopterygii            634 Not estimated
Velvet leatherjacketActinopterygii            497 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              <14,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
White trevallyActinopterygii          3,312 Not estimated
White warehouActinopterygii          1,657 Not estimated
Whitson's grenadierActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii          1,8635,000-20,000EMW-345 <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)".