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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 Papua New Guinea (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        222,77594 21 - 92
Total fish capture        237,321100
out of total fisheries capture        238,676

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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 Papua New Guinea (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii        154,7562,000-10,000EMW-317 15 - 77
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         58,0925,000-20,000EMW-345 3 - 12
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          6,654 Not estimated
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          6,29815,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Marine fishes neiMixed          3,416 Not estimated
Mozambique tilapiaActinopterygii          2,3101,000EMW-447 2
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii          1,850 Not estimated
Gudgeons sleepers neiActinopterygii          1,850 Not estimated
AlbacoreActinopterygii            5994,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Diadromous clupeoids neiActinopterygii            480 Not estimated
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)Actinopterygii            3661,500-14,000EMW-92 <1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            296 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii            191180,000EMW-154<1
SwordfishActinopterygii             8831,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii             6685,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Striped marlinActinopterygii              956,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        222,77594 21 - 92
   All classes        222,77594 21 - 92
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        222,77594 21 - 92
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii          4,1802 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            296<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         10,0704 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         14,5466 Not estimated
Total fish capture        237,321100
out of total fisheries capture        238,676
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".