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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 Nigeria (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        219,77035 499 - 10,413
Total fish capture        623,046100
out of total fisheries capture        657,746
   

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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 Nigeria (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii         58,0247-224EMW-307 259 - 8,768
Tilapias neiActinopterygii         57,492 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed         37,943 Not estimated
Torpedo-shaped catfishes neiActinopterygii         35,776 Not estimated
Elephantsnout fishes neiActinopterygii         24,962 Not estimated
Bonga shadActinopterygii         24,258143-292EMW-176 83 - 170
North African catfishActinopterygii         22,0915,411-8,249EMW-417 3 - 4
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii         20,032 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed         18,839 Not estimated
Giant African threadfinActinopterygii         18,127 Not estimated
Bagrid catfishActinopterygii         17,486951-1,296EMW-83 13 - 18
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii         17,011 Not estimated
African BonytongueActinopterygii         16,9752,244-3,060EMW-482 6 - 8
Barracudas neiActinopterygii         16,692187-9,072EMW-91 2 - 89
Characins neiActinopterygii         15,664 Not estimated
Madeiran sardinellaActinopterygii         14,46430-224EMW-275 65 - 489
Upsidedown catfishesActinopterygii         13,699 Not estimated
AbaActinopterygii         13,1674,070-5,550EMW-1 2 - 3
Citharinus neiActinopterygii         13,011 Not estimated
Nile perchActinopterygii         12,4282,000-4,000EMW-280 3 - 6
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii         11,934 Not estimated
West African croakers neiActinopterygii         11,467 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii         10,57820-2,000EMW-278 5 - 521
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii          9,901 Not estimated
TonguefishesActinopterygii          9,896 Not estimated
Grass-eaters neiActinopterygii          8,656 Not estimated
Snappers neiActinopterygii          8,514 Not estimated
Naked catfishesActinopterygii          8,140 Not estimated
Snakeheads(=Murrels) neiActinopterygii          7,550 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii          6,983 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii          6,853 Not estimated
Blue butterfishActinopterygii          6,768 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii          6,228 Not estimated
Lesser African threadfinActinopterygii          5,966 Not estimated
African lungfishesSarcopterygii          5,260217-5,100EMW-2 1 - 24
Soles neiActinopterygii          4,965 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii          3,997 Not estimated
Mackerels neiActinopterygii          3,418 Not estimated
Kafue pikeActinopterygii          3,187 Not estimated
Benguela hakeActinopterygii          2,28555-467EMW-107 5 - 42
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii          2,03832-713EMW-270 3 - 64
Bigeye gruntActinopterygii          1,91010-45EMW-111 43 - 188
Glass schilbidActinopterygii          1,593 Not estimated
African sicklefishActinopterygii          1,428165-225EMW-4 6 - 9
Hairtails scabbardfishes neiActinopterygii          1,415 Not estimated
West African ladyfishActinopterygii            971 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            57454-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 11
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii            552 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii            484 Not estimated
Needlefishes etc. neiActinopterygii            464 Not estimated
Carangids neiActinopterygii            463 Not estimated
KnifefishesActinopterygii            359 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii            11231,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        128,64221 232 - 1,000
   All classes        128,64221 232 - 1,000
   Multi species with an EMW
   Sarcopterygii         91,12815 268 - 9,413
   All classes         91,12815 268 - 9,413
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        219,77035 499 - 10,413
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        327,70753 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         18,7883 Not estimated
   Mixed         56,7839 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        403,27765 Not estimated
Total fish capture        623,046100
out of total fisheries capture        657,746
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".