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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 Yellowfin tuna (2007-2016)
SpeciesCountryCapture (t)Estimated
mean weight
(EMW) (g)
EMW idEstimated numbers
(millions)
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Indonesia        149,3235,000-20,000345 7 - 30
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Mexico        102,2955,000-20,000345 5 - 20
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Philippines         94,8315,000-20,000345 5 - 19
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Spain         76,7835,000-20,000345 4 - 15
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Japan         66,0865,000-20,000345 3 - 13
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Taiwan Province of China         61,5135,000-20,000345 3 - 12
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Papua New Guinea         58,0925,000-20,000345 3 - 12
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Korea Republic of         57,2115,000-20,000345 3 - 11
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)France         47,9755,000-20,000345 2 - 10
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Maldives         36,4365,000-20,000345 2 - 7
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Ecuador         35,2755,000-20,000345 2 - 7
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Sri Lanka         34,3335,000-20,000345 2 - 7
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Panama         32,2935,000-20,000345 2 - 6
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Iran (Islamic Rep. of)         31,4245,000-20,000345 2 - 6
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Venezuela Boliv Rep of         30,2875,000-20,000345 2 - 6
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Seychelles         27,9855,000-20,000345 1 - 6
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Yemen         25,1095,000-20,000345 1 - 5
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)India         23,1365,000-20,000345 1 - 5
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)United States of America         22,6055,000-20,000345 1 - 5
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Colombia         21,1655,000-20,000345 1 - 4
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Viet Nam         17,6635,000-20,000345 1 - 4
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)China         14,6625,000-20,000345 1 - 3
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Solomon Islands         13,6525,000-20,000345 1 - 3
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Kiribati         13,4655,000-20,000345 1 - 3
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Ghana         11,5075,000-20,000345 1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Marshall Islands          9,7215,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Oman          9,5525,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Pakistan          9,1925,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Peru          8,8405,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Nicaragua          8,4405,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)El Salvador          7,9875,000-20,000345 <1 - 2
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Vanuatu          7,3945,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Mayotte          7,2155,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Micronesia Fed.States of          6,6425,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Guatemala          6,4435,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Cabo Verde          5,9165,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Belize          4,1315,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Brazil          3,6265,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Cura?ao          3,4735,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Fiji          3,2795,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Other nei          3,1235,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Tanzania United Rep. of          2,5985,000-20,000345 <1 - 1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Comoros          2,1365,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Malaysia          2,0815,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Netherlands Antilles          2,0625,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Mauritius          1,8935,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)New Zealand          1,8635,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Australia          1,7895,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Senegal          1,7225,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Tuvalu          1,4335,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)French Polynesia          1,3205,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Saint Vincent/Grenadines          1,2025,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Suriname          1,1225,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Italy          1,0565,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)South Africa          1,0205,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Grenada            9525,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Guinea            9425,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Trinidad and Tobago            8795,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Madagascar            7145,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)C?te d'Ivoire            6975,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Portugal            5995,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Thailand            5805,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)New Caledonia            5575,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Equatorial Guinea            5195,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)R?union            5115,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)American Samoa            4805,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Dominican Republic            4085,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Angola            4005,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Cook Islands            3825,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Samoa            3105,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Honduras            2675,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Nauru            2215,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Tonga            2045,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Sao Tome and Principe            1975,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Barbados            1845,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Latvia            1705,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Dominica            1335,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Saint Lucia            1335,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Saint Helena            1325,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Morocco            1125,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Canada             995,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Kenya             995,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Martinique             645,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)United Kingdom             605,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Liberia             495,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Tokelau             435,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Chile             365,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Bermuda             365,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Uruguay             345,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Russian Federation             295,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Mozambique             285,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Guam             265,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Namibia             265,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Northern Mariana Is.             245,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Brunei Darussalam             225,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Jordan             145,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Niue             115,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Cuba             105,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Gambia              55,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Puerto Rico              55,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)British Indian Ocean Ter              45,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Timor-Leste              35,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)British Virgin Islands              35,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Egypt              35,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Togo              25,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)US Virgin Islands              25,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Saint Kitts and Nevis              15,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Guyana              15,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Argentina              15,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Gabon              <15,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Netherlands              <15,000-20,000345 <1
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)Turks and Caicos Is.              <15,000-20,000345 <1
Total       1,244,794 62 - 249
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018)".