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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 Sao Tome and Principe (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
          2,70637 2 - 18
Total fish capture          7,365100
out of total fisheries capture          7,395

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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 Sao Tome and Principe (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Marine fishes neiMixed          1,627 Not estimated
Flyingfishes neiActinopterygii          1,483 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii            353237-1,034EMW-237 <1 - 1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii            2692,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Scads neiActinopterygii            24763-231EMW-308 1 - 4
WahooActinopterygii            2034,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii            1975,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii            193 Not estimated
Little tunny( skipj)Actinopterygii            1873,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii            18515,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii            174 Not estimated
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii            166 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            159 Not estimated
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            15118,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
Pandoras neiActinopterygii            139 Not estimated
SwordfishActinopterygii            12631,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Rainbow runnerActinopterygii            12610,000EMW-432<1
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii            124 Not estimated
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            1101,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii             99 Not estimated
West African Spanish mackerelActinopterygii             881,711EMW-450<1
Barracudas neiActinopterygii             75187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Crevalle jackActinopterygii             731,361-2,268EMW-221 <1
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii             717-224EMW-307 <1 - 11
Groupers neiActinopterygii             66 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii             61180,000EMW-154<1
Threadfins tasselfishes neiActinopterygii             53 Not estimated
Golden African snapperActinopterygii             43 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii             42 Not estimated
LeerfishActinopterygii             42 Not estimated
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
SquirrelfishActinopterygii             36 Not estimated
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             3427,215EMW-76<1
African forktail snapperActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
BogueActinopterygii             3458-112EMW-173 <1 - 1
African sicklefishActinopterygii             34165-225EMW-4 <1
Large-eye dentexActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
Atlantic emperorActinopterygii             31509-511EMW-57 <1
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
Bluespotted seabreamActinopterygii             262,016EMW-165<1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii             2328,000EMW-219<1
Flying gurnardActinopterygii             22 Not estimated
Gorean snapperActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Smooth pufferActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Red scorpionfishActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Atlantic rubyfishActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii              51,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii              4 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          1,95627 1
   All classes          1,95627 1
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            75010 2 - 17
   All classes            75010 2 - 17
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes          2,70637 2 - 18
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii          2,86939 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii            1632 Not estimated
   Mixed          1,62722 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes          4,65963 Not estimated
Total fish capture          7,365100
out of total fisheries capture          7,395
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".