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Estimated annual global capture of Southern blue whiting
used for reduction to fishmeal & fish oil (2007-2016)

This table shows estimated average capture of Southern blue whiting 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 Southern blue whiting (2007-2016)
FAO Species CategoryRegionTotal
capture1
(t)
Percentage of capture
used for reduction to
fish meal & oil
2007-2011
(if available)2
%
Estimated
percentage of capture
used for reduction to
fish meal & oil
2007-20162
%
Estimated
capture for
reduction
(t)
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)South & Central America31,9923310,557
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Oceania30,837333310,176
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Other Asia2,98333984
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)Europe2,43833804
Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis)CIS2,15933713
Total70,409 23,235

Notes
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).


References
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 https://www.fishsource.org/stock_page/1851 on 24.05.2019