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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 Puerto Rico (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
            24136 <1 - 1
Total fish capture            670100
out of total fisheries capture          2,163

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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 Puerto Rico (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Queen snapperActinopterygii             79 Not estimated
Silk snapperActinopterygii             68 Not estimated
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii             61750-2,000EMW-451 <1
Lane snapperActinopterygii             50 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii             4628,000EMW-219<1
Marine fishes neiMixed             40 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             22 Not estimated
Ballyhoo halfbeakActinopterygii             21134EMW-87<1
King mackerelActinopterygii             1810,000EMW-265<1
Boxfishes neiActinopterygii             1893-637EMW-178 <1
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Mutton snapperActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Red hindActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Blackfin tunaActinopterygii             163,182-7,000EMW-140 <1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii             122,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Bar jackActinopterygii             12454-909EMW-88 <1
CeroActinopterygii             105,000EMW-470<1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii              8 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Groupers neiActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii              620-2,000EMW-278 <1
WahooActinopterygii              54,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Snooks(=Robalos) neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Little tunny( skipj)Actinopterygii              53,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Carangids neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii              55,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Misty grouperActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Mojarras etc. neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Vermilion snapperActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Squirrelfishes neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii              2187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii              254-180,000EMW-337 <1
Goatfishes red mullets neiActinopterygii              27-313EMW-454 <1
Cardinal snapperActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Blackfin snapperActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Red lionfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Black snapperActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
AlbacoreActinopterygii              14,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Tiger sharkElasmobranchii              1385,000-685,000EMW-448 <1
Lemon sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Yellowfin grouperActinopterygii              <16,810EMW-351<1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            21232<1
   Elasmobranchii              1<1<1
   All classes            21232<1
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii             294 <1 - 1
   All classes             294 <1 - 1
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes            24136 <1 - 1
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii            38157 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii              81 Not estimated
   Mixed             406 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes            43064 Not estimated
Total fish capture            670100
out of total fisheries capture          2,163
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".