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

This table shows estimated average capture of European pilchard(=Sardine) 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 pilchard(=Sardine) (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 pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)Africa796,7542424191,221
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)Europe252,963242460,711
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)CIS33,09224247,942
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)Middle East23,601000
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)South & Central America18,09300
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)Other Asia2,19100
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)China1,81000
European pilchard(=Sardine) (Sardina pilchardus)Other90500
Total1,129,409 259,874

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