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Top species of global marine captures, SOFIA 2020 recap.

Total for all global marine capture harvested, SOFIA 2020 recap. (84,412 thousand tonnes harvested.)

Finfish (71,926 thousand tonnes harvested.)

  1. Anchoveta, Engraulis ringens: 7,045 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 10% of global marine capture.
  2. Alaska pollock, Gadus chalcogrammus: 3,397 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  3. Skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis: 3,161 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 4% of global marine capture.
  4. Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: 1,820 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 3% of global marine capture.
  5. Blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou: 1,712 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  6. European pilchard, Sardina pilchardus: 1,608 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  7. Pacific chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus: 1,557 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  8. Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares: 1,458 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  9. Scads nei,1 Decapterus spp.: 1,336 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  10. Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: 1,218 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  11. Largehead hairtail, Trichiurus lepturus: 1,151 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 2% of global marine capture.
  12. Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus: 1,047 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 1% of global marine capture.
  13. Japanese anchovy, Engraulis japonicus: 957 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 1% of global marine capture.
  14. Sardinellas nei, Sardinella spp.: 887 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 1% of global marine capture.
  15. Other – finfish: 43,572 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 61% of global marine capture.

Crustaceans (5,997 thousand tonnes harvested.)

  1. Natantian decapods nei, Natantia: 850 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 14% of global marine capture.
  2. Gazami crab, Portunus trituberculatus: 493 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 8% of global marine capture.
  3. Akiami paste shrimp, Acetes japonicus: 439 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 7% of global marine capture.
  4. Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba: 322 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  5. Marine crabs nei, Brachyura: 314 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  6. Blue swimming crab, Portunus pelagicus: 298 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  7. Argentine red shrimp, Pleoticus muelleri: 256 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 4% of global marine capture.
  8. Southern rough shrimp, Trachypenaeus curvirostris: 248 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 4% of global marine capture.
  9. Others – crustaceans: 2,776 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 46% of global marine capture.

Molluscs (5,959 thousand tonnes harvested.)

  1. Jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas: 892 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 15% of global marine capture.
  2. Marine molluscs nei, Mollusca: 664 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 11% of global marine capture.
  3. Various squids nei, Loliginidae, Ommastrephidae: 570 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 10% of global marine capture.
  4. Common squids nei, Loligo spp.: 369 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 6% of global marine capture.
  5. Cuttlefish, bobtail squids nei, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae: 348 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 6% of global marine capture.
  6. Cephalopods nei, Cephalopoda: 322 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  7. Yesso scallop, Patinopecten yessoensis: 316 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  8. Others – molluscs: 2,478 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 42% of global marine capture.

Other animals (531 thousand tonnes harvested.)

  1. Jellyfishes nei, Rhopilema spp.: 264 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 50% of global marine capture.
  2. Aquatic invertebrates nei, Invertebrata: 116 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 22% of global marine capture.
  3. Sea cucumbers nei, Holothuroidea: 48 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 9% of global marine capture.
  4. Chilean sea urchin, Loxechinus albus: 32 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 6% of global marine capture.
  5. Cannonball jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris: 29 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 6% of global marine capture.
  6. Sea urchins nei, Strongylocentrotus spp.: 25 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 5% of global marine capture.
  7. Other – other animals: 16 thousand tonnes harvested in 2018, 3% of global marine capture.
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