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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 Nicaragua (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         15,01172 1 - 5
Total fish capture         20,957100
out of total fisheries capture         38,197

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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 Nicaragua (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii          8,4405,000-20,000EMW-345 <1 - 2
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii          3,9612,000-10,000EMW-317 <1 - 2
Snappers neiActinopterygii          1,767 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          1,39515,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Snooks(=Robalos) neiActinopterygii            876 Not estimated
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii            651750-2,000EMW-451 <1 - 1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii            50128,000EMW-219<1
Spotted rose snapperActinopterygii            463 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed            455 Not estimated
Weakfishes neiActinopterygii            315 Not estimated
Cichlids neiActinopterygii            304 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii            224 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            199 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii            192 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii            170 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii            156 Not estimated
Tilapias neiActinopterygii            149 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii            130 Not estimated
MachacaActinopterygii            110 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii            109 Not estimated
Jaguar guapoteActinopterygii             86 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed             53 Not estimated
Pacific sierraActinopterygii             521,814EMW-428<1
Tropical garActinopterygii             49 Not estimated
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii             44 Not estimated
Red pike congerActinopterygii             35 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii             22 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Black skipjackActinopterygii             10695-7,165EMW-135 <1
Carangids neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         15,01172 1 - 5
   All classes         15,01172 1 - 5
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         15,01172 1 - 5
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii          5,04824 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            3912 Not estimated
   Mixed            5072 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes          5,94628 Not estimated
Total fish capture         20,957100
out of total fisheries capture         38,197
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".