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Estimated numbers of individuals in average annual capture (FAO) of selected fish species (2007-2016)

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This page shows FAO reported fish capture tonnages for 2007-2016 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this study)
and estimated fish numbers based on that EMW.

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Data for Freshwater fishes nei (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Freshwater fishes neiChina      1,627,757 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBangladesh        871,828 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMyanmar        807,040 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiIndia        453,019 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCambodia        447,443 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCongo Dem. Rep. of the        223,820 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiViet Nam        162,248 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPakistan        119,490 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiChad         99,102 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiThailand         91,140 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGhana         88,846 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiZambia         68,906 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiIndonesia         67,781 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCameroon         55,608 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMozambique         50,569 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTanzania United Rep. of         35,815 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLao People's Dem. Rep.         35,368 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCongo         34,102 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCentral African Republic         31,100 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSri Lanka         25,021 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPeru         24,348 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNepal         21,360 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSenegal         19,426 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMali         19,373 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGuinea         19,000 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNigeria         18,839 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiEgypt         18,712 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSouth Sudan         18,300 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAngola         17,281 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPoland         16,028 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMauritania         15,000 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSudan (former)         14,316 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGermany         13,965 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMadagascar         11,931 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBrazil         11,061 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiIraq          9,539 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPhilippines          9,173 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiUganda          8,956 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNiger          8,584 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiRussian Federation          7,465 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMexico          7,058 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPapua New Guinea          6,654 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBolivia (Plurinat.State)          6,474 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiC?te d'Ivoire          6,343 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSudan          6,170 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBurkina Faso          5,727 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiVenezuela Boliv Rep of          5,478 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiKazakhstan          5,221 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGabon          5,129 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiKorea Dem. People's Rep          5,090 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMalaysia          4,839 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSierra Leone          4,832 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCanada          4,564 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBenin          4,141 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMalawi          4,069 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiUzbekistan          3,982 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSyrian Arab Republic          3,359 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiKenya          3,332 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGambia          3,238 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiParaguay          3,100 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiItaly          2,831 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiColombia          2,807 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNamibia          2,800 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSpain          2,650 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiKorea Republic of          2,540 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGuatemala          2,250 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLiberia          2,011 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiZimbabwe          1,745 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiJapan          1,577 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMorocco          1,366 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiIran (Islamic Rep. of)          1,258 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAustralia          1,176 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiEl Salvador          1,114 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTunisia          1,075 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiEthiopia          1,063 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTogo          1,020 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSerbia          1,015 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAfghanistan          1,000 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiEquatorial Guinea            980 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSouth Africa            900 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGuyana            780 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiFinland            695 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSuriname            592 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiJamaica            584 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTurkey            583 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiHaiti            575 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiUruguay            528 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSweden            515 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTajikistan            481 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiFrance            453 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBurundi            449 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiJordan            448 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiHungary            346 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAustria            345 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBosnia and Herzegovina            300 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNew Zealand            300 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSomalia            200 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGreece            193 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiDominican Republic            180 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGuinea-Bissau            150 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNetherlands            131 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAlbania            128 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiHonduras            100 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLebanon             97 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMontenegro             87 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiArmenia             85 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMongolia             79 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCosta Rica             75 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSwaziland             62 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiFiji             57 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiNicaragua             53 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMacedonia Fmr Yug Rp of             52 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiFrench Polynesia             50 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSwitzerland             49 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCzechia             46 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLesotho             27 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiRomania             25 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTaiwan Province of China             23 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCyprus             20 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSlovakia             19 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiArgentina             17 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiEstonia             12 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMoldova Republic of             11 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiUnited States of America             10 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBotswana              8 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLatvia              8 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBhutan              5 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiTurkmenistan              5 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiMicronesia Fed.States of              5 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiAzerbaijan              4 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiLithuania              4 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiGeorgia              3 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBelarus              3 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiCroatia              3 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiBulgaria              1 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiSamoa              1 Not estimated
Freshwater fishes neiPortugal              1 Not estimated
Total       5,840,693
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".