Fishmeal and fish oil


The total European production of fishmeal and fish oil is approximately 600,000 metric tonnes of fishmeal and 170,000 tonnes of fish oil a year and the total value of production is approximately 1.2 billion €/year. Exports go to a large variety of countries.

Production is based on landings of small, oily, short-lived species such as blue whiting, capelin, sandeel, Norway pout and sprat as well as by-products (trimmings) from the consumption fish processing sector.

The raw materials are sourced from sustainable exploitation of resources and the sector meets the international standards and certifications applying to raw materials, production and traceability.

Find our factsheet on the European production here.

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