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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 Saudi Arabia (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
         17,08832 52 - 115
Total fish capture         52,647100
out of total fisheries capture         67,440

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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 Saudi Arabia (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Narrow-barred Spanish mackerelActinopterygii          4,4735,750-5,900EMW-2791
Emperors(=Scavengers) neiActinopterygii          4,220 Not estimated
Indian mackerelActinopterygii          4,03954-193EMW-252 21 - 75
Pink ear emperorActinopterygii          2,895 Not estimated
King soldier breamActinopterygii          2,138 Not estimated
Spinefeet(=Rabbitfishes) neiActinopterygii          2,037 Not estimated
KawakawaActinopterygii          1,9945,000EMW-263<1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii          1,609 Not estimated
Carangids neiActinopterygii          1,460 Not estimated
Haffara seabreamActinopterygii          1,332 Not estimated
Indian scadActinopterygii          1,22250EMW-254 24
Great barracudaActinopterygii          1,173907-9,072EMW-464 <1 - 1
Yellowtail scadActinopterygii          1,160 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed          1,132 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii          1,070 Not estimated
Giant catfishActinopterygii          1,069220-300EMW-472 4 - 5
Orangespotted trevallyActinopterygii          1,027 Not estimated
Greasy grouperActinopterygii            965 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific king mackerelActinopterygii            911730EMW-424 1
Black-streaked monocle breamActinopterygii            757 Not estimated
Golden trevallyActinopterygii            707 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii            659187-9,072EMW-91 <1 - 4
Snubnose emperorActinopterygii            632 Not estimated
Twobar seabreamActinopterygii            632 Not estimated
Common silver-biddyActinopterygii            557 Not estimated
White-blotched grouperActinopterygii            520 Not estimated
Talang queenfishActinopterygii            475 Not estimated
Sky emperorActinopterygii            442 Not estimated
Areolate grouperActinopterygii            431 Not estimated
Yellow-edged lyretailActinopterygii            420 Not estimated
Squaretail coralgrouperActinopterygii            402 Not estimated
Two-spot red snapperActinopterygii            3782,759-2,795EMW-476 <1
Smallscaled grouperActinopterygii            362 Not estimated
Five-lined snapperActinopterygii            360 Not estimated
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii            359 Not estimated
Bluespot mulletActinopterygii            351500-2,000EMW-164 <1 - 1
Roving coralgrouperActinopterygii            345 Not estimated
Orange-striped emperorActinopterygii            327 Not estimated
Coral hindActinopterygii            326 Not estimated
Humpback red snapperActinopterygii            295 Not estimated
Silver gruntActinopterygii            279 Not estimated
Blackspotted rubberlipActinopterygii            271 Not estimated
Spangled emperorActinopterygii            271 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii            269 Not estimated
Yellowfin hindActinopterygii            259 Not estimated
Needlescaled queenfishActinopterygii            257 Not estimated
Yellowfin seabreamActinopterygii            253 Not estimated
Longtail tunaActinopterygii            25315,000-20,000EMW-274 <1
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii            248 Not estimated
Shrimp scadActinopterygii            231 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii            2186,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Rusty jobfishActinopterygii            206 Not estimated
Bluespine unicornfishActinopterygii            206 Not estimated
Yellowspotted trevallyActinopterygii            189 Not estimated
Lizardfishes neiActinopterygii            179 Not estimated
Green humphead parrotfishActinopterygii            178 Not estimated
Hound needlefishActinopterygii            174 Not estimated
Yellowstripe goatfishActinopterygii            161 Not estimated
Obtuse barracudaActinopterygii            160 Not estimated
Bigeye trevallyActinopterygii            140 Not estimated
Minstrel sweetlipsActinopterygii            137 Not estimated
Sobaity seabreamActinopterygii            132 Not estimated
Smalltooth emperorActinopterygii            131 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            12854-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 2
Malabar trevallyActinopterygii             94 Not estimated
Dogtooth tunaActinopterygii             9215,000-20,000EMW-224 <1
Silver sillagoActinopterygii             86 Not estimated
Blue-barred parrotfishActinopterygii             86 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             82 Not estimated
Leopard flounderActinopterygii             80 Not estimated
Pickhandle barracudaActinopterygii             80 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             72 Not estimated
Snubnose pompanoActinopterygii             69 Not estimated
Giant trevallyActinopterygii             65 Not estimated
Sabre squirrelfishActinopterygii             62 Not estimated
Humpnose big-eye breamActinopterygii             59 Not estimated
Slender silver-biddyActinopterygii             59 Not estimated
Yellowbar angelfishActinopterygii             58 Not estimated
Karanteen seabreamActinopterygii             57 Not estimated
Peacock hindActinopterygii             55 Not estimated
Brownspotted grouperActinopterygii             54 Not estimated
Orange-spotted grouperActinopterygii             53 Not estimated
MilkfishActinopterygii             52600EMW-427<1
Spotfin flatheadActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Thumbprint emperorActinopterygii             49 Not estimated
Goldsilk seabreamActinopterygii             47 Not estimated
Brown-marbled grouperActinopterygii             44 Not estimated
Sharpnose stingrayElasmobranchii             41 Not estimated
Summan grouperActinopterygii             41 Not estimated
Sohal surgeonfishActinopterygii             41 Not estimated
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii             39 Not estimated
Halfbeaks neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Painted sweetlipsActinopterygii             35 Not estimated
Redmouth grouperActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
Yellowlip emperorActinopterygii             33 Not estimated
Bluefin trevallyActinopterygii             33 Not estimated
Whitefin wolf-herringActinopterygii             3090-123EMW-463 <1
Doublespotted queenfishActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
Comet grouperActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
Mojarras(=Silver-biddies) neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
Common bluestripe snapperActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
Torpedo scadActinopterygii             18931EMW-335<1
Rainbow runnerActinopterygii             1810,000EMW-432<1
Surgeonfishes neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Fusiliers neiActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Terapon perches neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Silver pomfretActinopterygii              8455-500EMW-313 <1
Spadefishes neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii              313,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Trout sweetlipsActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Whitespotted grouperActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Randall's threadfin breamActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         16,30131 52 - 109
   All classes         16,30131 52 - 109
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            7871 <1 - 6
   All classes            7871 <1 - 6
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes         17,08832 52 - 115
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         33,31663 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          1,1112 Not estimated
   Mixed          1,1322 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         35,55968 Not estimated
Total fish capture         52,647100
out of total fisheries capture         67,440
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".