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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 Tonga (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
            54731 <1 - 3
Total fish capture          1,737100
out of total fisheries capture          2,071

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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 Tonga (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Marine fishes neiMixed          1,022 Not estimated
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii            2045,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii            136 Not estimated
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii            13654-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 3
AlbacoreActinopterygii             954,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii             3815,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
SwordfishActinopterygii             2931,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii             25180,000EMW-154<1
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii             20 Not estimated
Mako sharksElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii             1156,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii              685,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii              22,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            41124<1
   All classes            41124<1
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii            1368 <1 - 3
   All classes            1368 <1 - 3
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes            54731 <1 - 3
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii            1368 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii             322 Not estimated
   Mixed          1,02259 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes          1,19069 Not estimated
Total fish capture          1,737100
out of total fisheries capture          2,071
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".