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

This table shows estimated average capture of Marine fishes 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 Marine fishes 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
Marine fishes neiOther Asia5,461,40620201,092,281
Marine fishes neiChina2,912,6161010291,262
Marine fishes neiMiddle East42,896333314,156
Marine fishes neiAfrica522,420000
Marine fishes neiSouth & Central America303,285000
Marine fishes neiOceania68,801000
Marine fishes neiCIS57,266000
Marine fishes neiEurope35,06900
Marine fishes neiNorth America8,68900
Marine fishes neiOther1,00600
Total9,413,454 1,397,699

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