Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)

Capture Production

Total capture production in FAO area 31 (in tonnes  - live weight), by main species‚Äč

ASFIS species

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Marine fishes nei (Osteichthyes)

137 683

112 095

110 535

118 078

118 204

124 895

109 938

415 031

Gulf menhaden
(Brevoortia patronus)

500 162

440 709

385 022

539 198

618 563

461 189

529 231

336 221

Round sardinella
(Sardinella aurita)

42 344

46 299

50 698

79 851

123 377

126 766

126 400

126 400

American cupped oyster
(Crassostrea virginica)

77 900

53 866

57 930

55 041

44 313

78 961

49 631

47 723

Ark clams nei
(Arca spp)

12 687

15 000

17 384

29 073

29 076

29 970

29 970

29 970

Stromboid conchs nei
(Strombus spp)

36 855

36 610

30 691

34 388

28 774

35 273

34 856

28 308

Blue crab
(Callinectes sapidus)

43 997

40 570

44 361

50 781

53 616

54 628

56 689

25 937

Yellowfin tuna
(Thunnus albacares)

19 087

21 865

25 831

27 036

34487

29 310

30 966

24 503

Caribbean spiny lobster
(Panulirus argus)

31 102

28 468

28 298

31 358

32 410

30 204

28 325

24 311

Atlantic seabob
(Xiphopenaeus kroyeri)

36 073

34 243

25 203

25 322

30 147

31 319

31 625

22 497

Mexican four-eyed octopus
(Octopus maya)

12 629

8 806

15 403

23 441

25 722

26 020

28809

20 119

Total
FAO Area 31

1 340 670

1 229 111

1 194 664

1 421 228

1 560 512

1 480 393

1 512 131

1 395 865

General notes:

1) Production quantities of fish, crustaceans and molluscs are expressed in live weight, that is the nominal weight of the aquatic organisms at the time of capture.

2) Fishery statistical data presented in the above table refer to "Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc." (FCM) and exclude the production for marine mammals, crocodiles, corals, sponges, pearls, mother-of-pearl and aquatic plants. Species  presented are those with a production above 20 000 tonnes in 2019.

3) Where necessary, any data published in previous releases of this dataset have been revised. Where the figures in the current release differ from those previously published, the amended data represent the most recent version.

Some statistics provided to FAO by national offices, in particular those for the last year, are provisional and may be amended in future editions  as better information becomes available and updates are made by national partners.

Symbols used:

Data marked are FAO estimate from available sources of information;

 "nei" = Not Elsewhere Included.

Symbols associated to value "0":

 "..." = Data not available; unobtainable; data not separately available but included in another category.

Source:

FAO. 2021. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics. Global capture production 1950-2019 (FishstatJ). In: FAO Fisheries Division [online]. Rome. Updated 2021. www.fao.org/fishery/statistics/software/fishstatj/en