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Table 1


Table 1 World chondrichthyan landings by species in tonnes

SCIENTIFIC NAME

ENGLISH NAME

1950

1955

1960

1965

1970

1975

Alopias vulpinus

Thresher

-

-

-

-

0

0

Carcharhinidae

Requiem sharks nei

6 800

8 300

8 300

18 800

31 900

30 510

Carcharhinus falciformis

Silky shark

-

-

5 000

8 000

9 400

9 800

Carcharhinus limbatus

Blacktip shark

-

-

-

-

-

-

Carcharhinus obscurus

Dusky shark

-

-

-

-

0

0

Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar shark

-

-

-

-

0

0

Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark

2 700

600

2 200

6 300

18 700

18 352

Dalatias licha

Kitefin shark

-

-

-

-

-

-

Etmopterus spp.

Lanternsharks nei

-

-

-

-

-

-

Galeorhinus galeus

Tope shark

100

200

300

400

900

522

Galeorhinus spp.

Liveroil sharks nei

1 500

3 000

2 900

2 100

2 700

3 700

Ginglymostoma spp.

Nurse sharks nei

-

-

-

-

0

0

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako

-

-

-

-

0

0

Isurus paucus

Longfin mako

-

-

-

-

0

0

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle

3 200

1 600

2 400

5 633

4 505

660

Lamnidae

Mackerel sharks, porbeagles nei

-

-

-

-

0

0

Mustelus schmitti

Narrownose smooth-hound

-

-

900

3 800

5 100

9 000

Mustelus spp.

Smooth-hounds nei

2 400

4 100

9 500

10 300

17 600

18 222

Prionace glauca

Blue shark

-

-

-

-

0

0

Scyliorhinus spp.

Catsharks, nursehounds nei

-

-

-

-

0

0

Selachimorpha(Pleurotremata)

Various sharks nei

7 000

6 900

10 400

3 400

300

189

Somniosus microcephalus

Greenland shark

-

0

-

100

-

60

Sphyrna lewini

Scalloped hammerhead

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sphyrna zygaena

Smooth hammerhead

-

-

-

-

-

-

Squalidae

Dogfish sharks nei

14 545

9 309

8 749

6 367

7 710

24 939

Squalidae, Scyliorhinidae

Dogfishes and hounds nei

100

-

200

900

500

480

Squaliformes

Large sharks nei

1 000

1 300

2 500

1 000

1 662

1 461

Squalus acanthias

Picked dogfish

20 300

34 000

42 900

34 510

39 600

40 546

Squatina squatina

Angelshark

-

-

-

-

0

0

Squatinidae

Angelsharks, sand devils nei

100

-

200

-

700

344

Myliobatidae

Eagle rays

-

-

-

-

-

-

Raja batis

Blue skate

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja clavata

Thornback ray

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja fullonica

Shagreen ray

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja montagui

Spotted ray

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja naevus

Cuckoo ray

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja oxyrinchus

Longnosed skate

-

-

-

-

0

0

Raja spp.

Raja rays nei

40 573

42 247

43 147

44 825

41 784

52 502

Rajiformes

Rays, stingrays, mantas nei

12 947

17 817

24 455

54 300

55 100

94 637

Dasyatis akajei

Whip stingray

20 000

18 700

14 200

10 300

10 200

7 684

Rhinobatidae

Guitarfishes, etc. nei

-

-

-

-

0

0

Rhinobatos percellens

Chola guitarfish

-

100

400

300

900

1 800

Rhinobatos planiceps

Pacific guitarfish

-

-

-

500

1 700

626

Torpedo spp.

Torpedo rays

-

-

-

-

0

0

Pristidae

Sawfishes

-

-

-

900

400

1 274

Elasmobranchii

Sharks, rays, skates, etc. nei

137 448

146 472

165 230

179 513

233 030

276 076

Callorhinchus capensis

Cape elephantfish

-

-

-

-

0

0

Callorhinchus spp.

Elephantfishes nei

1 100

1 500

2 100

2 100

1 500

2 030

Holocephali

Chimaeras, etc. nei

-

-

-

-

-

-

Grand total

Grand total

271 813

296 145

345 981

394 348

485 891

595 414

Table 1 World chondrichthyan landings by species in tonnes (continued)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

ENGLISH NAME

1980

1985

1988

1989

1990

1991

Alopias vulpinus

Thresher

0

0

21

17

12

16

Carcharhinidae

Requiem sharks nei

39 621

33 021

36 375

35 034

44 165

44 482

Carcharhinus falciformis

Silky shark

10 600

11 300

12 500

12 685

11 450

13 770

Carcharhinus limbatus

Blacktip shark

-

0

0

0

0

0

Carcharhinus obscurus

Dusky shark

0

0

1

4

70

47

Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar shark

0

0

2

0

0

0

Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark

8 027

3 156

228

1 278

1 932

1 623

Dalatias licha

Kitefin shark

-

-

-

-

-

-

Etmopterus spp.

Lanternsharks nei

-

-

-

-

-

-

Galeorhinus galeus

Tope shark

1 949

4 753

3 017

2 889

2 989

2 915

Galeorhinus spp.

Liveroil sharks nei

3 727

5 100

4 852

4 302

4 207

5 764

Ginglymostoma spp.

Nurse sharks nei

0

0

0

0

0

0

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako

0

0

2

7

19

64

Isurus paucus

Longfin mako

0

0

0

2

1

5

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle

1 599

677

825

904

1 233

1 076

Lamnidae

Mackerel sharks, porbeagles nei

0

0

0

0

1

-

Mustelus schmitti

Narrownose smooth-hound

5 108

6 099

13 597

8 096

7 610

8 547

Mustelus spp.

Smooth-hounds nei

21 136

26 059

26 179

25 812

16 996

14 612

Prionace glauca

Blue shark

20

43

92

85

137

194

Scyliorhinus spp.

Catsharks, nursehounds nei

0

-

-

49

103

87

Selachimorpha(Pleurotremata)

Various sharks nei

101

2 281

4 512

3 888

4 453

6 038

Somniosus microcephalus

Greenland shark

48

46

19

31

54

58

Sphyrna lewini

Scalloped hammerhead

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sphyrna zygaena

Smooth hammerhead

-

-

-

-

-

-

Squalidae

Dogfish sharks nei

10 608

9 593

5 965

7 621

17 294

17 687

Squalidae, Scyliorhinidae

Dogfishes and hounds nei

5 926

6 661

11 181

10 360

10 530

9 797

Squaliformes

Large sharks nei

528

3 715

1 959

2 063

1 994

2 790

Squalus acanthias

Picked dogfish

39 717

44 340

48 311

37 045

38 711

35 438

Squatina squatina

Angelshark

0

-

-

14

-

10

Squatinidae

Angelsharks, sand devils nei

503

763

697

398

233

152

Myliobatidae

Eagle rays

8

9

3

9

4

5

Raja batis

Blue skate

259

326

356

376

391

321

Raja clavata

Thornback ray

1 951

3 417

2 970

2 553

2 608

2 618

Raja fullonica

Shagreen ray

0

89

63

88

112

75

Raja montagui

Spotted ray

0

939

943

896

933

998

Raja naevus

Cuckoo ray

493

5 835

5 145

5 283

4 984

4 353

Raja oxyrinchus

Longnosed skate

0

71

94

143

162

265

Raja spp.

Raja rays nei

30 848

42 090

60 758

51 715

57 745

67 358

Rajiformes

Rays, stingrays, mantas nei

120 770

103 711

125 491

131 768

134 258

148 505

Dasyatis akajei

Whip stingray

11 882

6 577

6 637

5 350

5 492

4 778

Rhinobatidae

Guitarfishes, etc. nei

-

30

1 245

1 116

1 172

1 245

Rhinobatos percellens

Chola guitarfish

2 510

2 239

1 118

1 146

1 100

1 125

Rhinobatos planiceps

Pacific guitarfish

926

1 413

3 033

715

539

218

Torpedo spp.

Torpedo rays

0

6

4

14

18

19

Pristidae

Sawfishes

1 311

746

693

741

774

726

Elasmobranchii

Sharks, rays, skates, etc. nei

284 199

297 052

308 492

314 779

312 684

309 828

Callorhinchus capensis

Cape elephantfish

237

848

603

684

546

537

Callorhinchus spp.

Elephantfishes nei

4 176

3 226

4 753

5 560

5 211

5 233

Holocephali

Chimaeras, etc. nei

-

-

-

-

-

-

Grand total

Grand total

608 788

626 231

692 736

675 520

692 927

713 379

Table 1 World chondrichthyan landings by species in tonnes (continued)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

ENGLISH NAME

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Alopias vulpinus

Thresher

105

14

23

16

13

24

Carcharhinidae

Requiem sharks nei

46 791

48 320

48 465

51 049

52 492

46 135

Carcharhinus falciformis

Silky shark

13 700

21 800

25 400

21 400

21 000

15 000

Carcharhinus limbatus

Blacktip shark

0

0

0

0

0

1

Carcharhinus obscurus

Dusky shark

69

23

20

-

0

7

Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar shark

55

31

24

1

-

-

Cetorhinus maximus

Basking shark

3 658

2 910

1 763

123

416

582

Dalatias licha

Kitefin shark

-

-

-

303

175

352

Etmopterus spp.

Lanternsharks nei

-

-

-

3

-

2

Galeorhinus galeus

Tope shark

2 819

2 938

2 998

4 085

3 449

3 332

Galeorhinus spp.

Liveroil sharks nei

7 298

6 524

6 964

8 541

8 171

7 586

Ginglymostoma spp.

Nurse sharks nei

0

0

-

214

-

-

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako

59

71

66

38

76

60

Isurus paucus

Longfin mako

12

-

5

-

0

1

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle

1 215

1 129

1 087

2 129

1 504

1 736

Lamnidae

Mackerel sharks, porbeagles nei

-

-

49

1

-

-

Mustelus schmitti

Narrownose smooth-hound

10 094

11 070

11 450

11 057

10 252

9 956

Mustelus spp.

Smooth-hounds nei

20 799

18 540

20 217

20 109

15 894

14 458

Prionace glauca

Blue shark

277

329

358

398

662

516

Scyliorhinus spp.

Catsharks, nursehounds nei

87

78

24

48

36

118

Selachimorpha(Pleurotremata)

Various sharks nei

8 361

9 523

14 421

14 578

14 552

16 932

Somniosus microcephalus

Greenland shark

68

50

43

55

61

73

Sphyrna lewini

Scalloped hammerhead

-

-

2

12

12

12

Sphyrna zygaena

Smooth hammerhead

-

-


12

10

3

Squalidae

Dogfish sharks nei

21 544

26 035

24 092

28 956

34 178

26 728

Squalidae, Scyliorhinidae

Dogfishes and hounds nei

8 641

7 790

8 281

9 946

10 278

10 291

Squaliformes

Large sharks nei

3 744

4 656

3 913

3 861

5 463

2 879

Squalus acanthias

Picked dogfish

32 594

31 178

25 621

25 540

22 128

23 043

Squatina squatina

Angelshark

10

53

18

35

18

34

Squatinidae

Angelsharks, sand devils nei

127

244

269

613

2 235

2 074

Myliobatidae

Eagle rays

5

4

3

2

1

2

Raja batis

Blue skate

266

254

249

285

340

313

Raja clavata

Thornback ray

2 255

1 754

1 584

1 749

1 784

1 772

Raja fullonica

Shagreen ray

88

79

71

75

66

66

Raja montagui

Spotted ray

1 172

1 127

959

925

980

983

Raja naevus

Cuckoo ray

3 676

3 058

3 371

3 762

4 076

4 084

Raja oxyrinchus

Longnosed skate

393

396

354

359

349

354

Raja spp.

Raja rays nei

46 583

41 056

52 499

44 349

50 242

52 274

Rajiformes

Rays, stingrays, mantas nei

142 190

140 501

148 437

156 034

160 600

162 926

Dasyatis akajei

Whip stingray

4 585

4 247

4 041

3 985

4 029

3 959

Rhinobatidae

Guitarfishes, etc. nei

1 441

1 520

1 562

1 288

1 535

1 550

Rhinobatos percellens

Chola guitarfish

1 110

1 110

1 110

162

404

400

Rhinobatos planiceps

Pacific guitarfish

42

89

0

121

460

333

Torpedo spp.

Torpedo rays

15

22

23

20

20

17

Pristidae

Sawfishes

692

722

718

23

0

48

Elasmobranchii

Sharks, rays, skates, etc. nei

335 082

346 197

341 316

331 910

371 152

373 229

Callorhinchus capensis

Cape elephantfish

542

983

262

386

366

484

Callorhinchus spp.

Elephantfishes nei

6 779

4 896

4 760

4 203

4 474

5 128

Holocephali

Chimaeras, etc. nei

-

-

-

5

49

5

Grand total

Grand total

729 043

741 321

756 892

752 766

804 002

789 862

Source: FAO - FIDI.


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