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

This table shows estimated average capture of European anchovy 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 European anchovy (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
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)CIS66,698606040,019
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)Europe116,144303034,843
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)Africa80,285131310,437
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)Middle East203,519000
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)South & Central America23,55600
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)China18200
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)Other3600
Total490,419 85,299

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