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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 Portugal (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        168,50390 591 - 1,598
Total fish capture        186,922100
out of total fisheries capture        207,631
   

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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 Portugal (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii         44,86769-127EMW-230 353 - 652
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii         30,415100-750EMW-483 41 - 304
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii         14,390160EMW-61 90
Blue sharkElasmobranchii         11,53714,412-16,562EMW-1561
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii          9,829109-1,284EMW-66 8 - 90
Atlantic codActinopterygii          6,769800-4,000EMW-55 2 - 8
Blue jack mackerelActinopterygii          6,432 Not estimated
Black scabbardfishActinopterygii          5,237499EMW-132 10
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          5,05615,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii          4,918389-454EMW-62 11 - 13
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii          4,4302,000-10,000EMW-317 <1 - 2
SwordfishActinopterygii          2,94431,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou)Actinopterygii          2,726135-340EMW-159 8 - 20
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii          2,579 Not estimated
European hakeActinopterygii          2,4391,800EMW-229 1
Greenland halibutActinopterygii          2,0552,273-25,000EMW-247 <1 - 1
European congerActinopterygii          1,7181,718-14,854EMW-361 <1 - 1
European anchovyActinopterygii          1,6068-38EMW-228 42 - 198
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii          1,51360,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Beaked redfishActinopterygii          1,251195EMW-104 6
AlbacoreActinopterygii          1,1604,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Blackspot(=red) seabreamActinopterygii            898658-772EMW-1441
Axillary seabreamActinopterygii            88113-447EMW-80 2 - 66
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii            861 Not estimated
Thornback rayElasmobranchii            7554,536EMW-444<1
Mullets neiActinopterygii            73220-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 36
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii            5995,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
ForkbeardActinopterygii            594 Not estimated
BogueActinopterygii            54158-112EMW-173 5 - 9
WreckfishActinopterygii            52822,600EMW-413<1
European seabassActinopterygii            476300-10,000EMW-232 <1 - 2
HaddockActinopterygii            469900-1,800EMW-250 <1 - 1
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii            466218-284EMW-138 2 - 2
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii            45811-1,000EMW-256 <1 - 41
NursehoundElasmobranchii            457 Not estimated
Finfishes neiMixed            403 Not estimated
Common two-banded seabreamActinopterygii            400 Not estimated
Common soleActinopterygii            39323-971EMW-220 <1 - 17
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii            385737-1,260EMW-65 <1 - 1
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            3841,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
John doryActinopterygii            3821,400EMW-373<1
OilfishActinopterygii            352 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii            331237-1,034EMW-237 <1 - 1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii            327909-2,500EMW-13 <1
White seabreamActinopterygii            324 Not estimated
Blonde rayElasmobranchii            3213,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii            3151,000-2,300EMW-315 <1
Lowfin gulper sharkElasmobranchii            300 Not estimated
Angler(=Monk)Actinopterygii            28730,000EMW-24<1
MeagreActinopterygii            285 Not estimated
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii            273 Not estimated
Scomber mackerels neiActinopterygii            262 Not estimated
Gilthead seabreamActinopterygii            241590-6,254EMW-418 <1
SurmulletActinopterygii            23981-260EMW-331 1 - 3
Black seabreamActinopterygii            2271,000EMW-134<1
SalemaActinopterygii            223 Not estimated
ParrotfishActinopterygii            214 Not estimated
Red porgyActinopterygii            210660EMW-434<1
Thickback soles neiActinopterygii            203 Not estimated
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii            200 Not estimated
Wedge soleActinopterygii            188 Not estimated
Grey triggerfishActinopterygii            180 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii            178 Not estimated
Splendid alfonsinoActinopterygii            1743,102-3,239EMW-460 <1
Soles neiActinopterygii            171 Not estimated
Dogfishes and hounds neiElasmobranchii            170 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii            165262,000EMW-51<1
Roughhead grenadierActinopterygii            162 Not estimated
Witch flounderActinopterygii            150300-1,000EMW-412 <1
Monkfishes neiActinopterygii            147 Not estimated
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii            14621,000EMW-59<1
Morays neiActinopterygii            142 Not estimated
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii            1292,200-4,500EMW-305 <1
Yellowtail flounderActinopterygii            128500-600EMW-415 <1
Silver hakeActinopterygii            1271,298-1,524EMW-399 <1
Red gurnardActinopterygii            125 Not estimated
Lefteye flounders neiActinopterygii            118 Not estimated
Sand soleActinopterygii            118 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii            115180,000EMW-154<1
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            10718,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Blackbellied anglerActinopterygii            1051,631-2,120EMW-137 <1
Marine fishes neiMixed            104 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii            10325,000EMW-446<1
Common pandoraActinopterygii            102 Not estimated
Spotted rayElasmobranchii             96 Not estimated
MegrimActinopterygii             87 Not estimated
WhitingActinopterygii             84122-165EMW-3421
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii             77 Not estimated
Common moraActinopterygii             76 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii             75187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Portuguese dogfishElasmobranchii             75 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             75 Not estimated
EscolarActinopterygii             73 Not estimated
White hakeActinopterygii             732,361-3,656EMW-409 <1
European plaiceActinopterygii             711,100EMW-231<1
Offshore rockfishActinopterygii             70 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii             69 Not estimated
Smooth-hound Elasmobranchii             644,508-19,539EMW-477 <1
Sargo breams neiActinopterygii             63 Not estimated
Carangids neiActinopterygii             62 Not estimated
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii             62372-507EMW-369 <1
Tub gurnardActinopterygii             61220-464EMW-336 <1
Annular seabreamActinopterygii             56 Not estimated
Black marlinActinopterygii             5685,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
AlfonsinoActinopterygii             53 Not estimated
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii             52 Not estimated
Sea lampreyCephalaspidomorphi             52 Not estimated
Butterfishes pomfrets neiActinopterygii             4980-500EMW-195 <1 - 1
Torpedo raysElasmobranchii             48 Not estimated
Silvery John doryActinopterygii             47 Not estimated
GarfishActinopterygii             4620-500EMW-239 <1 - 2
Allis shadActinopterygii             462,700EMW-11<1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             4654-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 1
Greater amberjackActinopterygii             468,182-27,300EMW-245 <1
TurbotActinopterygii             462,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
Toadfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             45 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii             4328,000EMW-219<1
Knifetooth dogfishElasmobranchii             42 Not estimated
Rock cookActinopterygii             40 Not estimated
Sand steenbrasActinopterygii             40 Not estimated
Large-eye dentexActinopterygii             40 Not estimated
Mediterranean horse mackerelActinopterygii             3911-600EMW-276 <1 - 3
Senegalese hakeActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
BrillActinopterygii             373,475EMW-184<1
Blacktail comberActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Red scorpionfishActinopterygii             36 Not estimated
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii             337-224EMW-307 <1 - 5
Sandy rayElasmobranchii             33 Not estimated
Angular roughsharkElasmobranchii             32 Not estimated
StargazerActinopterygii             31111-460EMW-440 <1
Seabasses neiActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Four-spot megrimActinopterygii             28 Not estimated
Gulper sharkElasmobranchii             28 Not estimated
ThresherElasmobranchii             26113,500EMW-443<1
Forkbeards neiActinopterygii             26 Not estimated
Picarels neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
European flounderActinopterygii             24239-367EMW-365 <1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii             23 Not estimated
Greater forkbeardActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
BluefishActinopterygii             221,943EMW-162<1
Spotted seabassActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Blue butterfishActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii             20596-3,239EMW-10 <1
Hakes neiActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
Smooth-hounds neiElasmobranchii             19 Not estimated
Blackmouth catsharkElasmobranchii             1865-280EMW-142 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             1827,215EMW-76<1
Intermediate scabbardfishActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Silky sharkElasmobranchii             18 Not estimated
Common eagle rayElasmobranchii             17 Not estimated
Dusky grouperActinopterygii             1744,079EMW-349<1
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii             16 Not estimated
Shads neiActinopterygii             16 Not estimated
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii             16 Not estimated
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii             153,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii             15 Not estimated
Mediterranean slimeheadActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Longbill spearfishActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
American anglerActinopterygii             143,182-6,818EMW-14 <1
Birdbeak dogfishElasmobranchii             141,242-4,253EMW-119 <1
Ballan wrasseActinopterygii             131,000-2,000EMW-86 <1
Dentex neiActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Greater weeverActinopterygii             1278-110EMW-368 <1
PollackActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Surmullets(=Red mullets) neiActinopterygii             1281-1,000EMW-332 <1
Spiny butterfly rayElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Groupers neiActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Blue lingActinopterygii             116,600-9,000EMW-152 <1
Sharpsnout seabreamActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Starry smooth-houndElasmobranchii             10 Not estimated
Golden redfishActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Violet warehouActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
False scadActinopterygii              934-933EMW-235 <1
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii              93,000-4,500EMW-401 <1
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii              9 Not estimated
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii              8900-4,138EMW-120 <1
European eelActinopterygii              83,500EMW-364<1
Common dentexActinopterygii              81,260-2,350EMW-419 <1
Baird's slickheadActinopterygii              833-2,431EMW-84 <1
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Longnosed skateElasmobranchii              7 Not estimated
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
TonguefishesActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii              71,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
White grouperActinopterygii              72,419EMW-449<1
Rocklings neiActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Plain bonitoActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii              510EMW-306 1
Lings neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              54,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Striped marlinActinopterygii              556,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Pargo breams neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii              432-713EMW-270 <1
Rainbow wrasseActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Rubberlip gruntActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Requiem sharks neiElasmobranchii              4 Not estimated
Curled picarelActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Twaite shadActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Imperial blackfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Red hakeActinopterygii              31,500EMW-390<1
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Angelsharks sand devils neiElasmobranchii              31,684-19,794EMW-23 <1
Cassava croakerActinopterygii              31,000EMW-211<1
West African goatfishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Undulate rayElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Greenland sharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Cape hakesActinopterygii              2465-2,030EMW-208 <1
Roudi escolarActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Madeiran sardinellaActinopterygii              230-224EMW-275 <1
Spotted wolffishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii              24,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii              213,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
PorbeagleElasmobranchii              2135,000EMW-387<1
Red bandfishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Basking sharkElasmobranchii              23,000,000EMW-96<1
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Longfin makoElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Snake mackerels escolars neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii              17,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
ArgentinesActinopterygii              156-1,079EMW-44 <1
Orange roughyActinopterygii              11,500EMW-381<1
Shortspine African anglerActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Sea troutActinopterygii              16,000EMW-310<1
Oceanic whitetip sharkElasmobranchii              135,000-70,000EMW-452 <1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed              1 Not estimated
Poor codActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Stingrays butterfly rays neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Longspine snipefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Atlantic sauryActinopterygii              180-110EMW-70 <1
Catsharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Lemon soleActinopterygii              1649-885EMW-379 <1
Bramble sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
West African croakers neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Bluntnose sixgill sharkElasmobranchii              1500,000EMW-167<1
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii              1160,000EMW-113<1
Arrowhead dogfishElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
LeerfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Crocodile sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Pacific bluefin tunaActinopterygii              138,000-99,300EMW-286 <1
Shi drumActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Gobies neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Ocean sunfishActinopterygii              <11,000,000EMW-468<1
Stout beardfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Pompanos neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Boe drumActinopterygii              <198-114EMW-172 <1
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii              <16,804EMW-77<1
Combers neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Red pandoraActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
LingActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Saddled seabreamActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Conger eels etc. neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
OpahActinopterygii              <150,000EMW-430<1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        142,53576 580 - 1,421
   Elasmobranchii         14,3658 1
   All classes        156,90184 581 - 1,422
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         11,6026 10 - 175
   All classes         11,6026 10 - 175
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        168,50390 591 - 1,598
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         15,3628 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          2,4981 Not estimated
   Cephalaspidomorphi             52<1 Not estimated
   Mixed            508<1 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         18,41910 Not estimated
Total fish capture        186,922100
out of total fisheries capture        207,631
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".