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FAO Capture Production in Costa Rica (t)     n = 50
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Scientific name Fishing Area Unit 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Arca spp
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 46 49 51 35 57 42 46 45 45
Brachyura
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 50 9 8 4 3 3 1 8 7 6 2 0 0 0 0
Caiman crocodilus
Costa Rica
2 - America, North - Inland waters (n) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carcharhinus falciformis
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 23 4 11 5 0 24 49 63 59 39 27 30 28 8 21 24 31 30 30
Carcharhinus falciformis
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 834 993 1,500 1,609 1,541 1,595 2,097 2,130 1,678 1,031 1,484 1,287 846 838 674 1,012 1,407 1,053 1,000 1,000
Clupeoidei
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,034 4,654 3,655 2,724 1,901 969 2,168 1,283 1,309 1,350 1,400 1,500 1,500 1,698 931 323 365 311 438 1,175 906 1,788 1,628 2,207 4,170 2,624 2,096 2,184 1,657 1,972 3,516 2,586 2,600 2,600
Coryphaena hippurus
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 4
Coryphaena hippurus
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8,370 11,221 7,832 3,974 2,320 3,161 2,915 2,339 4,083 3,840 3,850 3,850
Elasmobranchii
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 200 200 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 2 3 5 5 9 8 21 12 7 26 30 30 30 30 11 5 9 7 16 6 1 68 15 81 49 27 43 54 49 45 18 85 101 85 85
Elasmobranchii
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 100 400 300 400 522 548 493 745 843 777 585 673 644 682 786 743 570 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,508 1,236 1,466 1,275 1,254 1,906 3,921 5,444 5,647 11,071 8,510 7,444 10,191 3,801 4,380 2,585 3,292 3,374 2,801 2,700 2,700
Euthynnus lineatus
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 90 100 20 110 240 230 140 330 180 70 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Istiophoridae
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 2 2
Istiophoridae
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 380 388 450 650 701 784 659 1,025 796 917 874 1,009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Istiophorus platypterus
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 776 1,114 1,191 1,092 988 1,118 1,239 1,289 1,399 1,012 1,244 767 972 923 372 201 250 250
Isurus oxyrinchus
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 91 80 51 39 32 91 56 8 10 13 10 6 19 9 21 145 38 35 35
Katsuwonus pelamis
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 310 140 140 200 160 10 120 3,590 3,640 1,980 820 220 280 20 40 90 0 0 20 460 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Katsuwonus pelamis
Costa Rica
87 - Pacific, Southeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 40 0 120 130 360 2,380 1,360 40 150 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 10 390 0 0 0 0 120 540 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Loliginidae, Ommastrephidae
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 10 12 10 3 2 2 8 11 20 19 7 10 10 10 10 25 17 14 13 13 20 11 1 2 7 11 30 20 23 8 3 6 1 3 5 5
Lutjanidae
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 169 151 160 160
Lutjanidae
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 547 701 664 550 352 244 478 526 417 347 382 304 218 188 209 137 141 242 230 230
Mollusca
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 63 56 68 86 26 20 38 37 33 40 128 130 130 130 150 21 29 19 66 74 65 109 62 55 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natantia
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 400 400 200 146 204 136 144 168 266 708 1,806 2,580 1,228 1,498 5,542 5,200 3,000 3,000 2,500 2,500 534 776 1,015 2,356 2,118 1,362 1,022 672 1,004 1,009 508 561 705 984 1,240 920 1,102 889 579 750 750
Octopodidae
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 15 67 26 27 58 6 76 71 66 35 20 54 18 35 22 37 114 110 110
Osteichthyes
Costa Rica
2 - America, North - Inland waters (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 48 56 52 48 81 323 361 401 452 213 300 300 300 300 300 300 526 406 710 840 900 1,090 840 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Osteichthyes
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 14 27 22 49 44 50 40 24 22 22 24 30 30 30 30 18 33 133 111 197 73 163 141 367 563 583 427 405 362 413 345 360 94 96 95 95
Osteichthyes
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 400 400 500 500 500 500 600 600 700 500 600 700 700 600 700 1,100 1,000 1,300 2,300 1,300 5,300 4,700 7,300 6,700 9,748 10,187 9,308 9,929 3,205 3,137 3,775 3,468 4,397 5,280 5,482 6,019 7,984 8,000 8,000 8,500 8,500 9,000 6,692 6,280 5,141 5,224 7,543 10,564 7,727 9,466 3,978 3,544 3,440 3,255 3,513 3,410 4,034 4,204 3,244 3,846 4,100 4,100
Panulirus argus
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 200 200 500 600 700 500 700 100 100 100 300 400 100 0 0 0 11 387 334 194 274 41 25 5 4 120 376 207 60 100 150 200 300 403 176 29 32 93 196 196 40 163 271 39 57 28 81 34 35 59 30 22 25 25
Panulirus spp
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 55 34 20 20 8 7 6 12 2 27 169 100 50 50 20 5 3 1 4 5 7 7 3 4 14 17 11 9 10 8 10 10 9 14 10 10
Penaeus brevirostris
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 100 100 100 200 100 100 200 400 400 400 800 800 600 1,200 1,072 1,128 856 972 840 838 1,064 806 612 572 1,318 1,198 926 950 950 950 1,000 997 1,140 974 1,028 526 408 392 276 548 350 456 343 289 342 314 601 637 483 508 500 500
Penaeus californiensis
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 92 112 84 32 42 18 14 48 84 54 20 20 20 20 30 8 18 12 10 8 6 2 12 12 6 2 2 1 2 9 3 4 6 2 5 5
Penaeus spp
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 8 16 54 86 122 130 166 164 140 66 75 111 148 262 160 215 215
Penaeus spp
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 100 200 300 500 500 500 500 900 500 600 500 600 500 500 600 400 400 480 422 614 392 378 586 778 1,126 438 180 474 1,010 2,048 1,500 1,000 1,000 800 508 662 1,666 924 1,172 1,923 1,588 1,062 1,080 706 634 813 1,019 902 672 934 562 473 352 350 350
Scombroidei
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 26 3 2 5 1 2 7 10 12 13 13 13
Scombroidei
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 369 639 292 613 275 2,572 990 1,213 1,057 1,110 1,160 1,583 1,436 1,723 1,814 1,422 1,238 1,242 1,418 1,400 1,400
Serranidae
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serranidae
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 747 438 328 281 177 387 644 395 201 103 103 143 145 112 153 150 131 180 170 170
Stenella coeruleoalba
Costa Rica
99 - All areas (World total) (n) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strombus spp
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Testudinata
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 0 0 100 200 300 200 200 0 300 0 100 100 0 108 29 105 31 43 15 58 69 176 88 126 160 188 150 100 50 10 0 43 0 113 101 149 33 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tetrapturus albidus
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 13 13 13 13
Tetrapturus angustirostris
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 662 876 416 820 536 614 343 383 360 360
Tetrapturus audax
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 213 133 234 328 216 297 208 167 180 180
Thunnus albacares
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 830 1,270 1,160 1,160 830 210 880 3,590 2,130 1,980 2,630 130 480 1,800 1,310 2,980 0 0 20 520 0 0 0 0 10 50 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thunnus albacares
Costa Rica
87 - Pacific, Southeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 220 310 230 0 150 270 400 880 1,720 80 120 0 0 950 1,500 320 0 0 10 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thunnus obesus
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thunnus obesus
Costa Rica
87 - Pacific, Southeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 80 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 720 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tursiops truncatus
Costa Rica
99 - All areas (World total) (n) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Xiphias gladius
Costa Rica
31 - Atlantic, Western Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 1 3 9 8 8 8
Xiphias gladius
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 161 35 17 29 433 1,072 419 99 407 653 638 286 179 191 444 258 302 645 600 600
Xiphopenaeus, Trachypenaeus spp
Costa Rica
77 - Pacific, Eastern Central (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 200 300 500 500 500 500 900 1,100 1,000 900 1,400 1,000 1,200 2,200 1,600 1,800 1,946 1,780 1,328 640 922 1,166 908 870 880 622 980 846 512 500 500 500 400 305 382 538 346 544 576 314 586 310 198 228 125 105 130 195 115 168 155 95 100 100
Total: 500 500 600 600 600 700 800 900 1,300 1,400 2,200 2,400 2,500 2,300 3,400 3,100 3,100 3,300 5,000 3,800 8,100 10,460 12,450 12,360 15,446 16,143 14,092 15,361 22,599 20,751 16,368 15,941 12,391 11,020 16,264 20,223 22,763 16,820 16,570 16,980 18,360 16,043 15,967 16,172 17,021 17,340 24,186 26,663 24,714 28,279 35,463 34,816 33,895 30,406 20,850 22,339 20,045 20,651 22,305 20,714 21,000 21,000

Note: If marine mammals and crocodiles are included in this list they are not accounted for in the Totals because they are reported in numbers and not in tonnes.

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