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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 United Kingdom (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
        473,24196 1,526 - 2,683
Total fish capture        494,563100
out of total fisheries capture        644,766
   

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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 United Kingdom (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
AlbacoreActinopterygii             764,540-21,364EMW-7 <1
Alfonsinos neiActinopterygii              1596-3,239EMW-10 <1
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii              1909-2,500EMW-13 <1
Angler(=Monk)Actinopterygii         15,72830,000EMW-24 1
Antarctic rockcods noties neiActinopterygii              <121-10,000EMW-28 <1
Antarctic toothfishActinopterygii            56528,000EMW-30<1
Arctic skateElasmobranchii              11,201-1,731EMW-35 <1
Argentine hakeActinopterygii            200400-600EMW-41 <1 - 1
ArgentinesActinopterygii             1256-1,079EMW-44 <1
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii              <1262,000EMW-51<1
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii             291,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii            491100-750EMW-483 1 - 5
Atlantic codActinopterygii         25,843800-4,000EMW-55 6 - 32
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii            15021,000EMW-59<1
Atlantic herringActinopterygii         82,143100-600EMW-60 137 - 821
Atlantic horse mackerelActinopterygii         13,129160EMW-61 82
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii        185,826389-454EMW-62 409 - 478
Atlantic pomfretActinopterygii            161737-1,260EMW-65 <1
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii            359109-1,284EMW-66 <1 - 3
Atlantic salmonActinopterygii            2484,500EMW-69<1
Atlantic wolffishActinopterygii             746,804EMW-77<1
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii             1615,000-20,000EMW-114 <1
Black marlinActinopterygii             1385,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Black scabbardfishActinopterygii             73499EMW-132<1
Black seabreamActinopterygii            2251,000EMW-134<1
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii             74218-284EMW-138 <1
Blackfin icefishActinopterygii              1788-929EMW-139 <1
Blackspot(=red) seabreamActinopterygii              6658-772EMW-144 <1
Blonde rayElasmobranchii            4213,146-4,290EMW-148 <1
Blue antimoraActinopterygii             1587-116EMW-150 <1
Blue lingActinopterygii            2626,600-9,000EMW-152 <1
Blue marlinActinopterygii              7180,000EMW-154<1
Blue sharkElasmobranchii            41314,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
Blue skateElasmobranchii              65,232-44,213EMW-157 <1
Blue whiting(=Poutassou)Actinopterygii         23,085135-340EMW-159 68 - 171
BluefishActinopterygii              41,943EMW-162<1
BoarfishActinopterygii          2,243 Not estimated
BrillActinopterygii            4053,475EMW-184<1
Butterfishes pomfrets neiActinopterygii              <180-500EMW-195 <1
CapelinActinopterygii              <117-50EMW-210 <1
Catsharks etc. neiElasmobranchii             31 Not estimated
Channel bull blennyActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Common dabActinopterygii            802166-178EMW-360 5 - 5
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii              <128,000EMW-219<1
Common soleActinopterygii          2,25923-971EMW-220 2 - 97
Crocodile icefishes neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Cuckoo rayElasmobranchii            368 Not estimated
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            158 Not estimated
Dogfishes and hounds neiElasmobranchii            159 Not estimated
EscolarActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
European anchovyActinopterygii            3528-38EMW-228 9 - 43
European congerActinopterygii            3091,718-14,854EMW-361 <1
European eelActinopterygii            4243,500EMW-364<1
European flounderActinopterygii            159239-367EMW-365 <1 - 1
European hakeActinopterygii          8,9131,800EMW-229 5
European pilchard(=Sardine)Actinopterygii          8,12469-127EMW-230 64 - 118
European plaiceActinopterygii         17,3781,100EMW-231 16
European seabassActinopterygii            770300-10,000EMW-232 <1 - 3
European smeltActinopterygii              7 Not estimated
European spratActinopterygii          5,20317EMW-233 313
Finfishes neiMixed              <1 Not estimated
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Four-spot megrimActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii              6237-1,034EMW-237 <1
GarfishActinopterygii              120-500EMW-239 <1
Gilthead seabreamActinopterygii              1590-6,254EMW-418 <1
Great lanternsharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Greater forkbeardActinopterygii            228 Not estimated
Greater weeverActinopterygii              578-110EMW-368 <1
Greenland halibutActinopterygii            4582,273-25,000EMW-247 <1
Grenadiers neiActinopterygii            102 Not estimated
Grey gurnardActinopterygii            179538-574EMW-422 <1
Grey rockcodActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Grey triggerfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Groundfishes neiMixed            121 Not estimated
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Gulper sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Gurnards searobins neiActinopterygii          1,221 Not estimated
HaddockActinopterygii         34,466900-1,800EMW-250 19 - 38
Humped rockcodActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii              313,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Jack and horse mackerels neiActinopterygii            11811-1,000EMW-256 <1 - 10
John doryActinopterygii            3051,400EMW-373<1
Kitefin sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Knifetooth dogfishElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Leafscale gulper sharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
LeerfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Lemon soleActinopterygii          2,454649-885EMW-379 3 - 4
LingActinopterygii          4,422 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii              93,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
Longnose velvet dogfishElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Longnosed skateElasmobranchii             37 Not estimated
Longtail Southern codActinopterygii            427 Not estimated
Mackerel icefishActinopterygii            710 Not estimated
Madeiran sardinellaActinopterygii            16830-224EMW-275 1 - 6
Mako sharksElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Marbled rockcodActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Marine fishes neiMixed            297 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii             16 Not estimated
MeagreActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
MegrimActinopterygii          4,719 Not estimated
Moray cods neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Mullets neiActinopterygii            16720-2,000EMW-278 <1 - 8
Northern pikeActinopterygii              54,500EMW-386<1
Norway poutActinopterygii              920-28EMW-283 <1
Norwegian skateElasmobranchii              6 Not estimated
NursehoundElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
OilfishActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Patagonian blennieActinopterygii             51 Not estimated
Patagonian grenadierActinopterygii             94993-2,103EMW-294 <1
Patagonian rockcodActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
Patagonian toothfishActinopterygii          1,2539,000-10,000EMW-295 <1
Pelagic fishes neiActinopterygii             95 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii            1743,000-4,500EMW-401 <1
Pike icefishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Pink cusk-eelActinopterygii             195,000-20,000EMW-375 <1
PollackActinopterygii          2,301 Not estimated
Pompanos neiActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii              5135,000EMW-387<1
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Portuguese dogfishElasmobranchii             17 Not estimated
Pouting(=Bib)Actinopterygii            836 Not estimated
Rabbit fishHolocephali              2 Not estimated
Rainbow troutActinopterygii            949500-5,000EMW-388 <1 - 2
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii            736 Not estimated
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii             40 Not estimated
Red gurnardActinopterygii            280 Not estimated
Red scorpionfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
River lampreyCephalaspidomorphi              148-81EMW-378 <1
Roughhead grenadierActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Round rayElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Round sardinellaActinopterygii          4,583100EMW-304 46
Roundnose grenadierActinopterygii             10372-507EMW-369 <1
Sailfin roughsharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii         14,2542,200-4,500EMW-305 3 - 6
Sand soleActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii          2,61810EMW-306 262
Sandy rayElasmobranchii             21 Not estimated
Scalloped hammerheadElasmobranchii              2115,102EMW-437<1
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Sea troutActinopterygii            1356,000EMW-310<1
Shads neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Shagreen rayElasmobranchii             50 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii             36 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii             6160,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Silver scabbardfishActinopterygii             191,000-2,300EMW-315 <1
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Small-eyed rayElasmobranchii            147 Not estimated
Small-spotted catsharkElasmobranchii            600 Not estimated
Smooth-hound Elasmobranchii            3544,508-19,539EMW-477 <1
Snake mackerels escolars neiActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
South Georgia icefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Southern blue whitingActinopterygii             61400EMW-327<1
Southern bluefin tunaActinopterygii             177,000-28,333EMW-328 <1
Spiny scorpionfishActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Spotted rayElasmobranchii            162 Not estimated
Starry rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Starry smooth-houndElasmobranchii              7 Not estimated
SurmulletActinopterygii            40581-260EMW-331 2 - 5
SwordfishActinopterygii            66631,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Tadpole codlingActinopterygii             21210-329EMW-404 <1
Thornback rayElasmobranchii            9164,536EMW-444<1
Thresher sharks neiElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii             2425,000EMW-446<1
Trouts neiActinopterygii            126 Not estimated
Tub gurnardActinopterygii            141220-464EMW-336 <1 - 1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             2754-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 1
TurbotActinopterygii            7602,065-11,225EMW-407 <1
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii            1618,000EMW-406<1
Undulate rayElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
Various sharks neiElasmobranchii             26 Not estimated
Velvet bellyElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii              14,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Wedge soleActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
White skateElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
WhitingActinopterygii         11,185122-165EMW-342 68 - 92
Witch flounderActinopterygii          1,144300-1,000EMW-412 1 - 4
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii            276 Not estimated
Wrasses hogfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             29 Not estimated
WreckfishActinopterygii              522,600EMW-413<1
Yellowfin notothenActinopterygii             21 Not estimated
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii             605,000-20,000EMW-345 <1
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii              94,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii        467,55695 1,264 - 2,398
   Cephalaspidomorphi              1<1<1
   Elasmobranchii          2,377<1 <1 - 1
   All classes        469,93495 1,264 - 2,398
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          3,3071 262 - 284
   All classes          3,3071 262 - 284
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes        473,24196 1,526 - 2,683
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii         18,2584 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii          2,6441 Not estimated
   Holocephali              2<1 Not estimated
   Mixed            418<1 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes         21,3224 Not estimated
Total fish capture        494,563100
out of total fisheries capture        644,766
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".