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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 Spain (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        728,21583 1,676 - 9,786
Total fish capture        876,718100
out of total fisheries capture        953,282
   

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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 Spain (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii        143,7712,000-10,000EMW-317 14 - 72
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         76,7835,000-20,000EMW-345 4 - 15
Blue sharkElasmobranchii         60,68414,412-16,562EMW-156 4 - 4
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii         46,35169-127EMW-230 364 - 674
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii         33,09111-1,000EMW-256 33 - 2,930
European hakeActinopterygii         31,6531,800EMW-229 18
Argentine hakeActinopterygii         29,196400-600EMW-41 49 - 73
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii         28,14615,000-20,000EMW-114 1 - 2
European anchovyActinopterygii         27,9888-38EMW-228 737 - 3,447
SwordfishActinopterygii         25,30431,000-60,000EMW-333 <1 - 1
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii         25,016389-454EMW-62 55 - 64
Longtail Southern codActinopterygii         22,398 Not estimated
Blue whiting(=Poutassou)Actinopterygii         19,644135-340EMW-159 58 - 146
Antarctic rockcods noties neiActinopterygii         17,60721-10,000EMW-28 2 - 833
Mackerels neiActinopterygii         15,270 Not estimated
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii         14,779100-750EMW-483 20 - 148
Atlantic codActinopterygii         14,204800-4,000EMW-55 4 - 18
AlbacoreActinopterygii         13,7324,540-21,364EMW-7 1 - 3
Pelagic fishes neiActinopterygii         12,765 Not estimated
Groundfishes neiMixed         11,366 Not estimated
Patagonian grenadierActinopterygii         10,779993-2,103EMW-294 5 - 11
Finfishes neiMixed          9,286 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed          8,932 Not estimated
BogueActinopterygii          7,37958-112EMW-173 66 - 127
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii          7,173160EMW-61 45
Senegalese hakeActinopterygii          7,170 Not estimated
Cape hakesActinopterygii          6,870465-2,030EMW-208 3 - 15
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii          6,853737-1,260EMW-65 5 - 9
Monkfishes neiActinopterygii          6,521 Not estimated
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii          5,621 Not estimated
Megrims neiActinopterygii          5,293 Not estimated
European congerActinopterygii          4,8511,718-14,854EMW-361 <1 - 3
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii          4,68460,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Greenland halibutActinopterygii          4,6822,273-25,000EMW-247 <1 - 2
Sardinellas neiActinopterygii          4,1777-224EMW-307 19 - 631
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii          3,924 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii          3,896237-1,034EMW-237 4 - 16
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii          3,498262,000EMW-51<1
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii          3,327 Not estimated
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii          3,223372-507EMW-369 6 - 9
Witch flounderActinopterygii          3,163300-1,000EMW-412 3 - 11
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii          3,154109-1,284EMW-66 2 - 29
Tadpole codlingActinopterygii          3,109210-329EMW-404 9 - 15
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii          2,9385,000-20,000EMW-375 <1 - 1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed          2,650 Not estimated
Beaked redfishActinopterygii          2,379195EMW-104 12
Southern blue whitingActinopterygii          2,376400EMW-327 6
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii          2,294 Not estimated
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii          2,140218-284EMW-138 8 - 10
John doryActinopterygii          1,8251,400EMW-373 1
Sea troutActinopterygii          1,8006,000EMW-310<1
ForkbeardActinopterygii          1,769 Not estimated
Deep-water Cape hakeActinopterygii          1,714465-1,604EMW-481 1 - 4
Surmullets(=Red mullets) neiActinopterygii          1,65681-1,000EMW-332 2 - 21
Lemon soleActinopterygii          1,523649-885EMW-379 2 - 2
Atlantic sauryActinopterygii          1,39680-110EMW-70 13 - 17
LingActinopterygii          1,367 Not estimated
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii          1,348 Not estimated
Benguela hakeActinopterygii          1,27255-467EMW-107 3 - 23
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii          1,268 Not estimated
Greater forkbeardActinopterygii          1,253 Not estimated
Large-eye dentexActinopterygii          1,251 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii          1,0763,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Common pandoraActinopterygii          1,031 Not estimated
Gilthead seabreamActinopterygii          1,026590-6,254EMW-418 <1 - 2
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii          1,0201,000-2,300EMW-315 <1 - 1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii          1,016 Not estimated
White seabreamActinopterygii            966 Not estimated
Dentex neiActinopterygii            954 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii            927 Not estimated
Baird's slickheadActinopterygii            90933-2,431EMW-84 <1 - 28
Pandoras neiActinopterygii            899 Not estimated
Red mulletActinopterygii            863500-1,000EMW-301 1 - 2
Roughhead grenadierActinopterygii            797 Not estimated
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii            768 Not estimated
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii            74310EMW-306 74
Mediterranean horse mackerelActinopterygii            73311-600EMW-276 1 - 65
SurmulletActinopterygii            72881-260EMW-331 3 - 9
SalemaActinopterygii            720 Not estimated
European seabassActinopterygii            645300-10,000EMW-232 <1 - 2
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii            637 Not estimated
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii            594 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii            57320-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 28
Black seabreamActinopterygii            5481,000EMW-134 1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            54354-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 10
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii            5411,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Forkbeards neiActinopterygii            530 Not estimated
Atlantic sailfishActinopterygii            51318,140-27,220EMW-68 <1
EscolarActinopterygii            506 Not estimated
Various sharks neiElasmobranchii            497 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii            4759,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii            467 Not estimated
Wedge soleActinopterygii            464 Not estimated
Black scabbardfishActinopterygii            464499EMW-132 1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            464 Not estimated
Poor codActinopterygii            463 Not estimated
Thornback rayElasmobranchii            4554,536EMW-444<1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii            447909-2,500EMW-13 <1
Blue lingActinopterygii            4476,600-9,000EMW-152 <1
Small-spotted catsharkElasmobranchii            446 Not estimated
Catsharks etc. neiElasmobranchii            441 Not estimated
Croakers drums neiActinopterygii            432 Not estimated
Carangids neiActinopterygii            431 Not estimated
Yellowtail flounderActinopterygii            405500-600EMW-4151
Axillary seabreamActinopterygii            39213-447EMW-80 1 - 29
Common soleActinopterygii            38623-971EMW-220 <1 - 17
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii            36828,000EMW-30<1
Saddled seabreamActinopterygii            366 Not estimated
Snake mackerels escolars neiActinopterygii            364 Not estimated
Blackspot(=red) seabreamActinopterygii            351658-772EMW-144 <1 - 1
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii            34928,000EMW-219<1
PollackActinopterygii            338 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii            33532-713EMW-270 <1 - 10
WreckfishActinopterygii            33322,600EMW-413<1
Rubberlip gruntActinopterygii            315 Not estimated
Soles neiActinopterygii            313 Not estimated
Sand steenbrasActinopterygii            306 Not estimated
Greater amberjackActinopterygii            2878,182-27,300EMW-245 <1
Tope sharkElasmobranchii            28425,000EMW-446<1
Round sardinellaActinopterygii            278100EMW-304 3
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii            277596-3,239EMW-10 <1
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii            277 Not estimated
ComberActinopterygii            271 Not estimated
Catsharks nursehounds neiElasmobranchii            254 Not estimated
Shallow-water Cape hakeActinopterygii            250490-2,030EMW-311 <1 - 1
Brazilian codlingActinopterygii            234118-121EMW-179 2 - 2
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii            228 Not estimated
MegrimActinopterygii            228 Not estimated
Pargo breams neiActinopterygii            227 Not estimated
Demersal percomorphs neiActinopterygii            223 Not estimated
Picarels neiActinopterygii            221 Not estimated
HaddockActinopterygii            217900-1,800EMW-250 <1
Pompanos neiActinopterygii            216 Not estimated
Red porgyActinopterygii            215660EMW-434<1
GarfishActinopterygii            20720-500EMW-239 <1 - 10
Common dentexActinopterygii            2071,260-2,350EMW-419 <1
Sargo breams neiActinopterygii            205 Not estimated
Shads neiActinopterygii            205 Not estimated
BluefishActinopterygii            2051,943EMW-162<1
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii            203 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii            202 Not estimated
Angler(=Monk)Actinopterygii            17630,000EMW-24<1
Grey rockcodActinopterygii            163 Not estimated
Greater weeverActinopterygii            16378-110EMW-368 1 - 2
WahooActinopterygii            1574,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Red pandoraActinopterygii            151 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii            14856,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
MeagreActinopterygii            147 Not estimated
Red bandfishActinopterygii            139 Not estimated
Blue marlinActinopterygii            138180,000EMW-154<1
Blackmouth catsharkElasmobranchii            13565-280EMW-142 <1 - 2
Cunene horse mackerelActinopterygii            13221-498EMW-222 <1 - 6
KingklipActinopterygii            1293,300-4,500EMW-374 <1
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii            129 Not estimated
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            128 Not estimated
Lefteye flounders neiActinopterygii            118 Not estimated
Gobies neiActinopterygii            117 Not estimated
Red gurnardActinopterygii            117 Not estimated
Hairtails scabbardfishes neiActinopterygii            114 Not estimated
European barracudaActinopterygii            113 Not estimated
WhitingActinopterygii            112122-165EMW-3421
Madeiran sardinellaActinopterygii            10930-224EMW-275 <1 - 4
Southern hakeActinopterygii            103 Not estimated
Silver hakeActinopterygii            1021,298-1,524EMW-399 <1
Silvery John doryActinopterygii            102 Not estimated
White hakeActinopterygii             992,361-3,656EMW-409 <1
Morays neiActinopterygii             94 Not estimated
Canary drum(=Baardman)Actinopterygii             932,400EMW-203<1
West African goatfishActinopterygii             92 Not estimated
Ballan wrasseActinopterygii             921,000-2,000EMW-86 <1
Requiem sharks neiElasmobranchii             91 Not estimated
Devil anglerfishActinopterygii             91 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii             8613,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
AlfonsinoActinopterygii             86 Not estimated
Smooth-hounds neiElasmobranchii             86 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             85 Not estimated
ParrotfishActinopterygii             80 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii             79 Not estimated
Red scorpionfishActinopterygii             79 Not estimated
LeerfishActinopterygii             76 Not estimated
Butterfishes pomfrets neiActinopterygii             7480-500EMW-195 <1 - 1
Black marlinActinopterygii             7485,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Dusky grouperActinopterygii             7344,079EMW-349<1
Cape horse mackerelActinopterygii             72291EMW-209<1
PorbeagleElasmobranchii             71135,000EMW-387<1
Longnose spurdogElasmobranchii             68 Not estimated
Red hakeActinopterygii             651,500EMW-390<1
ArgentinesActinopterygii             6556-1,079EMW-44 <1 - 1
European eelActinopterygii             653,500EMW-364<1
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii             6321,000EMW-59<1
Splendid alfonsinoActinopterygii             623,102-3,239EMW-460 <1
Groupers neiActinopterygii             62 Not estimated
PompanoActinopterygii             60 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii             58187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Atlantic white marlinActinopterygii             5727,215EMW-76<1
OilfishActinopterygii             57 Not estimated
Common two-banded seabreamActinopterygii             55 Not estimated
Longnosed skateElasmobranchii             55 Not estimated
TurbotActinopterygii             532,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
PicarelActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Atlantic herringActinopterygii             51100-600EMW-60 <1 - 1
Atlantic salmonActinopterygii             504,500EMW-69<1
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii             493,000-4,500EMW-401 <1
Hakes neiActinopterygii             49 Not estimated
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii             491,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Thicklip grey mulletActinopterygii             47 Not estimated
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii             47 Not estimated
Lesser African threadfinActinopterygii             45 Not estimated
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii             458,000EMW-406<1
Common moraActinopterygii             43 Not estimated
Knifetooth dogfishElasmobranchii             43 Not estimated
American anglerActinopterygii             423,182-6,818EMW-14 <1
Ruffs barrelfishes neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Shagreen rayElasmobranchii             37 Not estimated
Spotted rayElasmobranchii             36 Not estimated
Grey triggerfishActinopterygii             35 Not estimated
Rabbit fishHolocephali             33 Not estimated
Orange roughyActinopterygii             321,500EMW-381<1
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii             322,200-4,500EMW-305 <1
Black scorpionfishActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
BrillActinopterygii             303,475EMW-184<1
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii             30 Not estimated
Smooth-hound Elasmobranchii             294,508-19,539EMW-477 <1
Silky sharkElasmobranchii             28 Not estimated
SnoekActinopterygii             272,289EMW-400<1
Eagle rays neiElasmobranchii             26 Not estimated
Bastard gruntActinopterygii             2527-419EMW-97 <1 - 1
Annular seabreamActinopterygii             24 Not estimated
OpahActinopterygii             2250,000EMW-430<1
Blue jack mackerelActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Snappers neiActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Longbill spearfishActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Torpedo raysElasmobranchii             20 Not estimated
Southern meagre(=Mulloway)Actinopterygii             20 Not estimated
European flounderActinopterygii             19239-367EMW-365 <1
Black cardinal fishActinopterygii             18900-4,138EMW-120 <1
Weeverfishes neiActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Sandy rayElasmobranchii             18 Not estimated
Spotted seabassActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
Argentine congerActinopterygii             17428-583EMW-38 <1
Mediterranean morayActinopterygii             17 Not estimated
ThresherElasmobranchii             16113,500EMW-443<1
Lanternsharks neiElasmobranchii             16 Not estimated
Mediterranean starry rayElasmobranchii             15 Not estimated
Mediterranean dealfishActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Sompat gruntActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Longfin makoElasmobranchii             15 Not estimated
Spanish lingActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
StargazerActinopterygii             12111-460EMW-440 <1
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii             12160,000EMW-113<1
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Falkland spratActinopterygii             1116-19EMW-2341
Salmonoids neiActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
False scadActinopterygii             1134-933EMW-235 <1
Arrowhead dogfishElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Transparent gobyActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Flathead grey mulletActinopterygii             10909-1,364EMW-236 <1
Tub gurnardActinopterygii             10220-464EMW-336 <1
Bearded brotulaActinopterygii             10909-1,364EMW-105 <1
AngelsharkElasmobranchii              914,000-18,000EMW-22 <1
Blue butterfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Portuguese dogfishElasmobranchii              9 Not estimated
Sand soleActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Blue antimoraActinopterygii              987-116EMW-150 <1
Chimaeras etc. neiHolocephali              8 Not estimated
Shortbill spearfishActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
European plaiceActinopterygii              81,100EMW-231<1
Brown meagreActinopterygii              8524-1,790EMW-190 <1
Gulper sharkElasmobranchii              7 Not estimated
Streaked gurnardActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Slimeheads neiActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii              64,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
Stingrays butterfly rays neiElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Longfin yellowtailActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Blonde rayElasmobranchii              53,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
Rocklings neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii              56,804EMW-77<1
African sicklefishActinopterygii              5165-225EMW-4 <1
Channel bull blennyActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Threadfin rocklingActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Flying gurnardActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Parrot gruntActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Norway poutActinopterygii              420-28EMW-283 <1
Velvet bellyElasmobranchii              4 Not estimated
Birdbeak dogfishElasmobranchii              41,242-4,253EMW-119 <1
Sharpsnout seabreamActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Thickback soles neiActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Grey gurnardActinopterygii              3538-574EMW-422 <1
Spotted wolffishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Undulate rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Small-eyed rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Scalloped hammerheadElasmobranchii              3115,102EMW-437<1
Roundscale spearfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Brown rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Cardinal fishes neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Longfin hakeActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Long snouted lancetfishActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
European spratActinopterygii              217EMW-233<1
Pacific jack mackerelActinopterygii              2190-1,866EMW-290 <1
Devil fishElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Basking sharkElasmobranchii              13,000,000EMW-96<1
Mediterranean slimeheadActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Crevalle jackActinopterygii              11,361-2,268EMW-221 <1
Bonga shadActinopterygii              1143-292EMW-176 <1
Spiny scorpionfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Tiger sharkElasmobranchii              1385,000-685,000EMW-448 <1
Chionobathyscus dewittiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Thresher sharks neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Needlefishes etc. neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Butterfly kingfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Imperial blackfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Sturgeons neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
West African ilishaActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii              17,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Four-spot megrimActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Seabasses neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Rainbow runnerActinopterygii              110,000EMW-432<1
Alexandria pompanoActinopterygii              12,851EMW-9<1
Blue skateElasmobranchii              15,232-44,213EMW-157 <1
Intermediate scabbardfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Smalleye moray codActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Little sleeper sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Bluntnose sixgill sharkElasmobranchii              <1500,000EMW-167<1
Common dabActinopterygii              <1166-178EMW-360 <1
Eaton's skateElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Cassava croakerActinopterygii              <11,000EMW-211<1
Bigeye gruntActinopterygii              <110-45EMW-111 <1
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
White skateElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Roughtail stingrayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Stout beardfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Mediterranean spearfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Common guitarfishElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Spiny butterfly rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Madeiran rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii              <16,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Arctic skateElasmobranchii              <11,201-1,731EMW-35 <1
Antarctic starry skateElasmobranchii              <11,201-1,731EMW-29 <1
Golden redfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Anglerfishes neiActinopterygii              <1413-30,000EMW-25 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        588,94067 1,532 - 5,189
   Elasmobranchii         66,4418 4 - 7
   All classes        655,38175 1,537 - 5,196
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         72,8348 140 - 4,590
   All classes         72,8348 140 - 4,590
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        728,21583 1,676 - 9,786
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        103,00712 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         13,2212 Not estimated
   Holocephali             41<1 Not estimated
   Mixed         32,2344 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        148,50317 Not estimated
Total fish capture        876,718100
out of total fisheries capture        953,282
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".