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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 States of America (2007-2016)
TotalCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
All fish species with an EMW
(Estimated Mean Weight)
      3,649,75696 6,287 - 13,512
Total fish capture      3,812,572100
out of total fisheries capture      4,809,940
   

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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 States of America (2007-2016)
SpeciesClassCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Alaska pollock(=Walleye poll.)Actinopterygii      1,252,177227-1,000EMW-6 1,252 - 5,516
Gulf menhadenActinopterygii        501,771234EMW-249 2,148
Pacific codActinopterygii        281,3592,273-4,545EMW-287 62 - 124
North Pacific hakeActinopterygii        200,058500-1,035EMW-282 193 - 400
Atlantic menhadenActinopterygii        197,371162-349EMW-63 565 - 1,218
Skipjack tunaActinopterygii        179,8822,000-10,000EMW-317 18 - 90
Pink(=Humpback) salmonActinopterygii        169,4011,364-2,273EMW-296 75 - 124
Yellowfin soleActinopterygii        131,795200EMW-414 659
Sockeye(=Red) salmonActinopterygii        112,4722,300-5,000EMW-322 22 - 49
Atlantic herringActinopterygii         81,095100-600EMW-60 135 - 811
California pilchardActinopterygii         58,365120-183EMW-200 319 - 486
Chum(=Keta=Dog) salmonActinopterygii         53,7253,182-8,182EMW-216 7 - 17
Rock soleActinopterygii         53,096 Not estimated
Atka mackerelActinopterygii         51,356697-748EMW-49 69 - 74
Pacific herringActinopterygii         38,54864-400EMW-289 96 - 602
Pacific ocean perchActinopterygii         38,0761,400EMW-383 27
Arrowtooth flounderActinopterygii         37,365131-260EMW-46 144 - 285
Yellowfin tunaActinopterygii         22,6055,000-20,000EMW-345 1 - 5
Pacific halibutActinopterygii         19,59613,640-18,180EMW-2881
SablefishActinopterygii         17,9754,536EMW-394 4
Flatfishes neiActinopterygii         17,294 Not estimated
Flathead soleActinopterygii         16,978 Not estimated
Scorpionfishes redfishes neiActinopterygii         14,751 Not estimated
Coho(=Silver) salmonActinopterygii         14,6796,000EMW-359 2
AlbacoreActinopterygii         12,6704,540-21,364EMW-7 1 - 3
Rays and skates neiElasmobranchii         12,561 Not estimated
Atlantic mackerelActinopterygii         11,174389-454EMW-62 25 - 29
Bigeye tunaActinopterygii         10,43015,000-20,000EMW-1141
Rays stingrays mantas neiElasmobranchii         10,089 Not estimated
American anglerActinopterygii          9,2003,182-6,818EMW-14 1 - 3
Dover soleActinopterygii          8,403 Not estimated
Picked dogfishElasmobranchii          7,8543,000-4,500EMW-401 2 - 3
Californian anchovyActinopterygii          7,79922EMW-202 361
Silver hakeActinopterygii          6,9781,298-1,524EMW-399 5 - 5
Chinook(=Spring=King) salmonActinopterygii          6,6368,341EMW-214 1
Saithe(=Pollock)Actinopterygii          6,0132,200-4,500EMW-305 1 - 3
ScupActinopterygii          5,860750EMW-395 8
Summer flounderActinopterygii          5,629907-2,268EMW-366 2 - 6
Atlantic croakerActinopterygii          5,624227-909EMW-56 6 - 25
Atlantic codActinopterygii          5,366800-4,000EMW-55 1 - 7
HaddockActinopterygii          5,013900-1,800EMW-250 3 - 6
Pacific chub mackerelActinopterygii          4,521100-750EMW-215 6 - 45
Rex soleActinopterygii          4,3211,500EMW-392 3
Little skateElasmobranchii          4,011 Not estimated
Lake(=Common) whitefishActinopterygii          3,95210,000EMW-377<1
SwordfishActinopterygii          3,49731,000-60,000EMW-333 <1
Hagfishes neiMyxini          3,008 Not estimated
Flathead grey mulletActinopterygii          3,005909-1,364EMW-236 2 - 3
Striped bassActinopterygii          2,9736,820-15,900EMW-330 <1
Mullets neiActinopterygii          2,91020-2,000EMW-278 1 - 143
Atlantic redfishes neiActinopterygii          2,788109-1,284EMW-66 2 - 26
Greenland halibutActinopterygii          2,6912,273-25,000EMW-247 <1 - 1
Marine fishes neiMixed          2,679 Not estimated
BluefishActinopterygii          2,5981,943EMW-162 1
King mackerelActinopterygii          2,58410,000EMW-265<1
Black drumActinopterygii          2,34913,636EMW-126<1
Blue catfishActinopterygii          2,2553,000EMW-467 1
Atlantic Spanish mackerelActinopterygii          2,130907-2,722EMW-73 1 - 2
Winter flounderActinopterygii          2,0931,400EMW-353 1
Northern red snapperActinopterygii          1,9352,000EMW-391 1
White hakeActinopterygii          1,9172,361-3,656EMW-4091
Petrale soleActinopterygii          1,8921,040-3,000EMW-385 1 - 2
Groupers neiActinopterygii          1,857 Not estimated
Spot croakerActinopterygii          1,625 Not estimated
Finfishes neiMixed          1,624 Not estimated
Yellowtail flounderActinopterygii          1,584500-600EMW-415 3 - 3
Butterfishes pomfrets neiActinopterygii          1,52580-500EMW-195 3 - 19
Buffalofishes neiActinopterygii          1,524908-6,810EMW-193 <1 - 2
Vermilion snapperActinopterygii          1,376 Not estimated
Red grouperActinopterygii          1,3281,364-2,273EMW-3001
American gizzard shadActinopterygii          1,30518-520EMW-17 3 - 72
Amer. plaice(=Long rough dab)Actinopterygii          1,288909-2,500EMW-131
Great Northern tilefishActinopterygii          1,2072,000-5,000EMW-244 <1 - 1
Black seabassActinopterygii          1,193227-2,750EMW-133 <1 - 5
White perchActinopterygii          1,142 Not estimated
Common dolphinfishActinopterygii          1,12528,000EMW-219<1
Yellowtail rockfishActinopterygii          1,071 Not estimated
Channel catfishActinopterygii          1,0332,000EMW-356 1
Catfishes neiActinopterygii            909 Not estimated
American yellow perchActinopterygii            792114-454EMW-19 2 - 7
Sharks rays skates etc. neiElasmobranchii            788 Not estimated
Yellowtail snapperActinopterygii            787750-2,000EMW-451 <1 - 1
Witch flounderActinopterygii            783300-1,000EMW-412 1 - 3
OpahActinopterygii            75450,000EMW-430<1
SheepsheadActinopterygii            7262,268EMW-312<1
Shortspine thornyheadActinopterygii            723 Not estimated
Dusky smooth-houndElasmobranchii            6856,752EMW-226<1
Round sardinellaActinopterygii            683100EMW-304 7
AlewifeActinopterygii            672227-273EMW-8 2 - 3
Pacific jack mackerelActinopterygii            610190-1,866EMW-290 <1 - 3
Red hakeActinopterygii            5861,500EMW-390<1
Common carpActinopterygii            5692,000-15,000EMW-218 <1
Greater amberjackActinopterygii            5638,182-27,300EMW-245 <1
LadyfishActinopterygii            5572,000EMW-268<1
Clupeoids neiActinopterygii            547 Not estimated
Atlantic thread herringActinopterygii            54565-91EMW-74 6 - 8
Dogfish sharks neiElasmobranchii            544 Not estimated
Atlantic bluefin tunaActinopterygii            535262,000EMW-51<1
LingcodActinopterygii            5209,072-13,608EMW-469 <1
Freshwater drumActinopterygii            5141,000EMW-397 1
Lake ciscoActinopterygii            478832EMW-376 1
Blue marlinActinopterygii            463180,000EMW-154<1
Lake trout(=Char)Actinopterygii            423 Not estimated
WahooActinopterygii            4174,536-38,636EMW-338 <1
Ballyhoo halfbeakActinopterygii            410134EMW-87 3
American eelActinopterygii            3981,364EMW-16<1
Widow rockfishActinopterygii            397300-1,814EMW-411 <1 - 1
Sculpins neiActinopterygii            397 Not estimated
Pomfrets ocean breams neiActinopterygii            388 Not estimated
Striped marlinActinopterygii            38356,750-113,500EMW-445 <1
Eastern Pacific bonitoActinopterygii            3584,000EMW-382<1
English soleActinopterygii            344 Not estimated
Bastard halibuts neiActinopterygii            334368-754EMW-99 <1 - 1
Snappers jobfishes neiActinopterygii            325 Not estimated
Little tunny(=Atl.black skipj)Actinopterygii            3243,723-5,548EMW-425 <1
American shadActinopterygii            312907-2,272EMW-18 <1
White bassActinopterygii            295 Not estimated
Scads neiActinopterygii            28763-231EMW-308 1 - 5
Gulf kingcroakerActinopterygii            286454EMW-248 1
Gars neiActinopterygii            261 Not estimated
GagActinopterygii            254909-9,091EMW-238 <1
Crevalle jackActinopterygii            2531,361-2,268EMW-221 <1
OilfishActinopterygii            247 Not estimated
Yellowedge grouperActinopterygii            2342,270-4,540EMW-348 <1
Blacktip sharkElasmobranchii            21818,000EMW-146<1
Smelts neiActinopterygii            214 Not estimated
Chilipepper rockfishActinopterygii            212339-462EMW-358 <1 - 1
Triggerfishes durgons neiActinopterygii            209 Not estimated
Marlinssailfishesetc. neiActinopterygii            206 Not estimated
California flounderActinopterygii            2047,260-9,900EMW-199 <1
Mojarras(=Silver-biddies) neiActinopterygii            197 Not estimated
Rainbow troutActinopterygii            186500-5,000EMW-388 <1
White weakfishActinopterygii            184 Not estimated
Spotted weakfishActinopterygii            1832,000EMW-402<1
Grunts sweetlips neiActinopterygii            180 Not estimated
Red porgyActinopterygii            173660EMW-434<1
Bigeye scadActinopterygii            172230EMW-112 1
Squeteague(=Gray weakfish)Actinopterygii            1501,134EMW-403<1
Pacific bluefin tunaActinopterygii            14938,000-99,300EMW-286 <1
Blue runnerActinopterygii            1451,164EMW-155<1
Florida pompanoActinopterygii            134 Not estimated
Porgies seabreams neiActinopterygii            133 Not estimated
Jacks crevalles neiActinopterygii            128 Not estimated
Black rockfishActinopterygii            1251,056-1,440EMW-131 <1
Flathead catfishActinopterygii            121 Not estimated
ThresherElasmobranchii            121113,500EMW-443<1
TautogActinopterygii            120 Not estimated
Atlantic sharpnose sharkElasmobranchii            120 Not estimated
River carpsuckerActinopterygii            120 Not estimated
Cyprinids neiActinopterygii            116 Not estimated
BowfinActinopterygii            113 Not estimated
Rainbow smeltActinopterygii            11185EMW-352 1
Longspine thornyheadActinopterygii            109 Not estimated
Pacific sanddabActinopterygii            108 Not estimated
Darkblotched rockfishActinopterygii            107 Not estimated
Grenadiers rattails neiActinopterygii            106 Not estimated
ScampActinopterygii            104 Not estimated
Shortfin makoElasmobranchii            10460,000-135,000EMW-398 <1
Amberjacks neiActinopterygii             981,057-27,300EMW-12 <1
Whitefishes neiActinopterygii             95 Not estimated
CobiaActinopterygii             946,364-18,182EMW-217 <1
Butter soleActinopterygii             90 Not estimated
White sturgeonActinopterygii             909,072-18,144EMW-410 <1
American harvestfishActinopterygii             88 Not estimated
Snappers neiActinopterygii             87 Not estimated
Mako sharksElasmobranchii             83 Not estimated
Tilapias neiActinopterygii             82 Not estimated
WreckfishActinopterygii             8222,600EMW-413<1
Grey tilefishActinopterygii             79 Not estimated
Bull sharkElasmobranchii             77 Not estimated
Grey snapperActinopterygii             75 Not estimated
Largehead hairtailActinopterygii             7432-713EMW-270 <1 - 2
Barracudas neiActinopterygii             71187-9,072EMW-91 <1
Ocean sunfishActinopterygii             711,000,000EMW-468<1
Northern kingfishActinopterygii             68 Not estimated
Snowy grouperActinopterygii             683,636-4,545EMW-319 <1
Silvery John doryActinopterygii             64 Not estimated
EscolarActinopterygii             61 Not estimated
Tilefishes neiActinopterygii             60 Not estimated
Mutton snapperActinopterygii             60 Not estimated
Windowpane flounderActinopterygii             58 Not estimated
White mulletActinopterygii             57 Not estimated
Atlantic searobinsActinopterygii             55121-527EMW-71 <1
Tuna-like fishes neiActinopterygii             5454-180,000EMW-337 <1 - 1
Grass carp(=White amur)Actinopterygii             5229,540-36,360EMW-420 <1
GoldfishActinopterygii             527-567EMW-474 <1 - 7
CabezonActinopterygii             513,080-4,200EMW-196 <1
Sandbar sharkElasmobranchii             5060,000-96,000EMW-433 <1
Big skateElasmobranchii             50 Not estimated
Hickory shadActinopterygii             49 Not estimated
Tusk(=Cusk)Actinopterygii             488,000EMW-406<1
Red drumActinopterygii             481,818-3,636EMW-299 <1
Atlantic halibutActinopterygii             4821,000EMW-59<1
Green jobfishActinopterygii             47 Not estimated
Cownose rayElasmobranchii             47 Not estimated
Longfin yellowtailActinopterygii             46 Not estimated
Pacific sand soleActinopterygii             43 Not estimated
Surgeonfishes neiActinopterygii             41 Not estimated
PinfishActinopterygii             34 Not estimated
American congerActinopterygii             334,545-9,090EMW-15 <1
Northern pufferActinopterygii             33 Not estimated
Warsaw grouperActinopterygii             3313,636-36,364EMW-339 <1
Goatfishes red mullets neiActinopterygii             327-313EMW-454 <1 - 5
California sheepheadActinopterygii             323,520-4,800EMW-201 <1
Suckers neiActinopterygii             31 Not estimated
Atlantic bonitoActinopterygii             301,818-5,000EMW-52 <1
Black grouperActinopterygii             2826,000EMW-128<1
Sand weakfishActinopterygii             27 Not estimated
Bar jackActinopterygii             27454-909EMW-88 <1
Spinner sharkElasmobranchii             26 Not estimated
Gadiformes neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
Parrotfishes neiActinopterygii             25 Not estimated
Brown bullheadActinopterygii             2335-168EMW-189 <1 - 1
Squirrelfishes neiActinopterygii             23 Not estimated
Atlantic moonfishActinopterygii             22333EMW-64<1
Atlantic chub mackerelActinopterygii             22100-750EMW-483 <1
Atlantic silversideActinopterygii             215EMW-72 4
Thresher sharks neiElasmobranchii             21 Not estimated
Splitnose rockfishActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Spadefishes neiActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
WalleyeActinopterygii             20907-1,814EMW-408 <1
Finetooth sharkElasmobranchii             20 Not estimated
HogfishActinopterygii             20 Not estimated
Kelp greenlingActinopterygii             19 Not estimated
Canary rockfishActinopterygii             192,000EMW-204<1
Bocaccio rockfishActinopterygii             182,119-2,889EMW-171 <1
Starry flounderActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Banded rudderfishActinopterygii             18 Not estimated
Rough scadActinopterygii             17251EMW-303<1
Blackfin tunaActinopterygii             163,182-7,000EMW-140 <1
Wolffishes(=Catfishes) neiActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
White croakerActinopterygii             15 Not estimated
DealfishActinopterygii             14 Not estimated
Yellowtail amberjackActinopterygii             144,397-15,000EMW-347 <1
Speckled hindActinopterygii             13 Not estimated
BarrelfishActinopterygii             13 Not estimated
Tiger sharkElasmobranchii             13385,000-685,000EMW-448 <1
Toadfishes etc. neiActinopterygii             12 Not estimated
Blacknose sharkElasmobranchii             12 Not estimated
Great hammerheadElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
PigfishActinopterygii             11 Not estimated
Lemon sharkElasmobranchii             11 Not estimated
Indo-Pacific sailfishActinopterygii             1113,640-27,270EMW-255 <1
Sea chubs neiActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Offshore silver hakeActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Scalloped hammerheadElasmobranchii             10115,102EMW-437<1
Freshwater fishes neiMixed             10 Not estimated
Groupers seabasses neiActinopterygii             10 Not estimated
Bank rockfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Silk snapperActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Vermilion rockfishActinopterygii              9 Not estimated
Blackgill rockfishActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Lane snapperActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Blueback shadActinopterygii              844-60EMW-160 <1
Redbanded rockfishActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Sea catfishes neiActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Fourspot flounderActinopterygii              8 Not estimated
Blackbelly rosefishActinopterygii              8218-284EMW-138 <1
Red lionfishActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
BurbotActinopterygii              6497EMW-194<1
Jolthead porgyActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
Rock sea bassActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
LookdownActinopterygii              6 Not estimated
TripletailActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
BonnetheadElasmobranchii              5 Not estimated
Queen snapperActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Atlantic goldeneye tilefishActinopterygii              5951EMW-58<1
White margateActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Tope sharkElasmobranchii              525,000EMW-446<1
Silversides(=Sand smelts) neiActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Gopher rockfishActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
Blue sharkElasmobranchii              514,412-16,562EMW-156 <1
White gruntActinopterygii              5 Not estimated
CunnerActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
WenchmanActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Lesser amberjackActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Yellow jackActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Black driftfishActinopterygii              41,364-2,727EMW-125 <1
Atlantic needlefishActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
EulachonActinopterygii              4 Not estimated
Black marlinActinopterygii              385,000-90,000EMW-129 <1
Giant seabassActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Aurora rockfishActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Atlantic puffers neiActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
PermitActinopterygii              3 Not estimated
Pacific angelsharkElasmobranchii              3 Not estimated
African pompanoActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Emperors(=Scavengers) neiActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Ocean poutActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Threadfin shadActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Bigeye thresherElasmobranchii              2160,000EMW-113<1
KawakawaActinopterygii              25,000EMW-263<1
Rock hindActinopterygii              2 Not estimated
Longfin makoElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
PorbeagleElasmobranchii              2135,000EMW-387<1
Sandeels(=Sandlances) neiActinopterygii              210EMW-306<1
Sand tiger sharkElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Stingrays butterfly rays neiElasmobranchii              2 Not estimated
Rainbow runnerActinopterygii              110,000EMW-432<1
Ocean whitefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Leopard sharkElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Bigeyes neiActinopterygii              150-618EMW-115 <1
Frigate and bullet tunasActinopterygii              1237-1,034EMW-237 <1
Sand tilefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Yellowfin grouperActinopterygii              16,810EMW-351<1
Red hindActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Blackfin goosefishActinopterygii              1 Not estimated
Smooth hammerheadElasmobranchii              1 Not estimated
Spotted ratfishHolocephali              <1 Not estimated
Great white sharkElasmobranchii              <1680,000EMW-475<1
Red-eye round herringActinopterygii              <163EMW-302<1
Bearded brotulaActinopterygii              <1909-1,364EMW-105 <1
Sturgeons neiActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
OpaleyeActinopterygii              <1 Not estimated
Brown smooth-houndElasmobranchii              <1471-2,685EMW-191 <1
Black skipjackActinopterygii              <1695-7,165EMW-135 <1
Hammerhead sharks etc. neiElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
Silky sharkElasmobranchii              <1 Not estimated
 
Totals by estimate type:
ClassCapture (t)Percent of total
fish capture %
Estimated numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii      3,631,00595 6,276 - 13,308
   Elasmobranchii          9,070<1 2 - 3
   All classes      3,640,07595 6,278 - 13,310
   Multi species with an EMW
   Actinopterygii          9,682<1 9 - 202
   All classes          9,682<1 9 - 202
Totals for species with an EMWAll Classes      3,649,75696 6,287 - 13,512
   Species without an EMW
   Actinopterygii        127,0113 Not estimated
   Elasmobranchii         28,4841 Not estimated
   Holocephali              0<1 Not estimated
   Mixed          4,313<1 Not estimated
   Myxini          3,008<1 Not estimated
Totals for species without EMWAll classes        162,8164 Not estimated
Total fish capture      3,812,572100
out of total fisheries capture      4,809,940
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".