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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 Sri Lanka (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        133,73733 21 - 86
Total fish capture        402,623100
out of total fisheries capture        430,855

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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 Sri Lanka (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
AlbacoreActinopterygii              94,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii          2,88215,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii          3,58385,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii            984180,000EMW-154<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            29614,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Carangids neiActinopterygii         20,908 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii        101,613 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii            76728,000EMW-219<1
Demersal percomorphs neiActinopterygii         26,486 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMixed         25,021 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii         10,659237-1,034EMW-237 10 - 45
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii             84 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific king mackerelActinopterygii            195730EMW-424<1
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii          3,41713,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
KawakawaActinopterygii          7,8475,000EMW-263 2
Mackerels neiActinopterygii         28,751 Not estimated
Mantas devil rays neiElasmobranchii            347 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed         25,478 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             83 Not estimated
Narrow-barred Spanish mackerelActinopterygii          2,4765,750-5,900EMW-279 <1
Oceanic whitetip sharkElasmobranchii             8635,000-70,000EMW-452 <1
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii             41 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii          3,717 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             6760,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Silky sharkElasmobranchii          1,795 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii         61,3902,000-10,000EMW-317 6 - 31
Spottail sharkElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Streaked seerfishActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Striped bonitoActinopterygii            3323,000EMW-439<1
Striped marlinActinopterygii             1356,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
SwordfishActinopterygii          3,96631,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Thresher sharks neiElasmobranchii            137 Not estimated
Tilapias neiActinopterygii         34,404 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             1754-180,000EMW-337 <1
WahooActinopterygii            4214,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         34,3335,000-20,000EMW-345 2 - 7
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        122,61330 11 - 41
   Elasmobranchii            448<1<1
   All classes        123,06131 11 - 41
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii         10,6763 10 - 45
   All classes         10,6763 10 - 45
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        133,73733 21 - 86
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        212,30453 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          6,0832 Not estimated
   Mixed         50,49913 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        268,88667 Not estimated
Total fish capture        402,623100
out of total fisheries capture        430,855
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".