Estimated annual global capture of Atlantic chub mackerel
used for reduction to fishmeal & fish oil (2007-2016)

This table shows estimated average capture of Atlantic chub mackerel caught each year (2007-2016) for reduction to fish oil and meal.
Total estimated capture tonnage for all species caught for reduction can be viewed here


Data for Atlantic chub mackerel (2007-2016)
FAO Species CategoryRegionTotal
Percentage of capture
used for reduction to
fish meal & oil
(if available)2
percentage of capture
used for reduction to
fish meal & oil
capture for
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Africa177,287141424,820
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Europe85,0241411,903
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)South & Central America51,75514147,246
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)CIS45,759146,406
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Middle East2,32314325
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)China2,0451414286
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Other Asia189141426
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Other63149
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)Oceania24143
Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias)North America22143
Total364,490 51,029

1. Source of capture tonnage : Reference 1 (below).
2. (a) The capture tonnage used for reduction (except for Norway pout) is estimated using the proportions of total capture used for reduction for each of the top 20 capture species in nine geographical regions for 2007-2011 obtained from Reference 2 (below). For any regions where this is not available, the lowest proportion for the species in any region is used. In this way, column 5 is derived from column 4.
    (b) The capture tonnage used for reduction for Norway pout is assumed to equal total capture based on Reference 3 (below).

1. FAO FishStat 'Capture Production 1950-2016 (Release Date: 15th March 2018).'
2. Assessing Environmental Sustainability And Value Addition Opportunities For By-Products From Aquaculture (2014). Appendix 1. Richard Newton
3. "Fishsource Norway pout: North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat". Accessed at on 24.05.2019