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

This table shows estimated average capture of Pacific 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 Pacific 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
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)Other Asia599,852141483,979
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)China552,171141477,304
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)South & Central America247,557141434,658
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)North America4,52114633
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)Oceania2,49714350
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)Europe2,33214327
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)CIS1,02714144
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)Africa325141446
Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)Other731410
Total1,410,355 197,450

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