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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 Sharks rays skates etc. nei (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Sharks rays skates etc. neiIndia         70,114 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTaiwan Province of China         23,835 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMexico         18,387 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiJapan         16,195 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNigeria         11,934 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBrazil         10,212 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiYemen          9,920 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMalaysia          7,050 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiOman          6,310 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMadagascar          5,639 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGhana          4,903 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBangladesh          4,118 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTanzania United Rep. of          4,046 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSri Lanka          3,717 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPeru          3,553 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiAustralia          3,367 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCosta Rica          3,123 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSierra Leone          2,601 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiThailand          2,340 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPhilippines          2,336 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiEgypt          2,332 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiEcuador          2,097 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiKorea Republic of          2,073 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPanama          1,723 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSenegal          1,663 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiZanzibar          1,651 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMorocco          1,461 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiAngola          1,420 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiIndonesia          1,177 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiUnited Arab Emirates          1,075 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSaudi Arabia          1,070 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiUnited States of America            788 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGuyana            745 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGuinea            742 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMozambique            714 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCuba            659 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCameroon            627 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCongo Dem. Rep. of the            546 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNamibia            502 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSouth Africa            491 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGambia            485 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSpain            464 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiOther nei            445 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTrinidad and Tobago            364 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiVanuatu            330 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMicronesia Fed.States of            319 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiChina Hong Kong SAR            318 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPapua New Guinea            296 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiVenezuela Boliv Rep of            296 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiKenya            276 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGuatemala            249 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMauritania            222 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMaldives            210 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNicaragua            199 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiKiribati            196 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSeychelles            178 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiEl Salvador            171 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSao Tome and Principe            159 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiC?te d'Ivoire            147 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiItaly            132 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiLiberia            107 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiComoros             87 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBenin             82 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGabon             80 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiEquatorial Guinea             77 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiIsrael             69 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiDjibouti             68 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMauritius             66 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSyrian Arab Republic             57 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiFrench Polynesia             49 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiAlgeria             43 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiR?union             43 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiAntigua and Barbuda             43 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCabo Verde             43 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSudan (former)             40 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiUnited Kingdom             36 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMartinique             31 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSamoa             30 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiRussian Federation             29 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSolomon Islands             29 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSudan             24 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTogo             23 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPortugal             23 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiFalkland Is.(Malvinas)             21 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCook Islands             21 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiLebanon             21 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSingapore             20 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTonga             20 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiFaroe Islands             17 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMarshall Islands             17 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGrenada             16 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBarbados             13 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNetherlands             12 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiUruguay             11 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMayotte             10 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiPuerto Rico              8 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNew Caledonia              7 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiFrance              6 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBelize              5 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCanada              5 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSaint Vincent/Grenadines              4 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiCyprus              4 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSaint Lucia              3 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiGeorgia              2 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNauru              1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiTokelau              1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiBermuda              1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiNew Zealand              1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiChile              <1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiMalta              <1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSaint Helena              <1 Not estimated
Sharks rays skates etc. neiSweden              <1 Not estimated
Total         244,136
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".