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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 US Virgin Islands (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
Total fish capture            416100
out of total fisheries capture            877

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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 US Virgin Islands (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii             98 Not estimated
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii             70 Not estimated
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii             37 Not estimated
Groupers neiActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed             26 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii             2528,000EMW-219<1
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii             24 Not estimated
Carangids neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Surgeonfishes neiActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
Boxfishes neiActinopterygii              993-637EMW-178 <1
WahooActinopterygii              94,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii              8750-2,000EMW-451 <1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii              654-180,000EMW-337 <1
Red hindActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Seerfishes neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Little tunny( skipj)Actinopterygii              43,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Squirrelfishes neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Barracudas neiActinopterygii              3187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Ballyhoo halfbeakActinopterygii              3134EMW-87<1
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii              25,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Blackfin tunaActinopterygii              13,182-7,000EMW-140 <1
HogfishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Needlefishes etc. neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii              <12,000-10,000EMW-317 <1
Goatfishes red mullets neiActinopterygii              <17-313EMW-454 <1
Brazilian groupers neiActinopterygii              <1660-26,000EMW-181 <1
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii             5212<1
   All classes             5212<1
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii             184<1
   All classes             184<1
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes             7017<1
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii            32177 Not estimated
   Mixed             266 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes            34683 Not estimated
Total fish capture            416100
out of total fisheries capture            877
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".