Estimated annual global capture of Clupeoids nei
used for reduction to fishmeal & fish oil (2007-2016)

This table shows estimated average capture of Clupeoids nei 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 Clupeoids nei (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
Clupeoids neiOther Asia379,2301037,923
Clupeoids neiOceania37,60210103,760
Clupeoids neiSouth & Central America21,778102,178
Clupeoids neiAfrica12,079101,208
Clupeoids neiMiddle East2,12810213
Clupeoids neiChina1,60910161
Clupeoids neiEurope1,09110109
Clupeoids neiNorth America5471055
Total456,064 45,606

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