Welcome to the website of EUfishmeal.


We represent the voice of European fishmeal and fish oil producers in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and United Kingdom.


We provide the input for a growing global aquaculture sector and help feed the world healthy fish products.


With members from all major fishmeal and fish oil producing countries of the European continent, EUfishmeal represent:


  • +600.000 tonnes of produce
  • An export value of +1000 mio €
  • An intake of 2 mio tonnes of raw material (fish and trimmings)
  • +3000 direct jobs in coastal areas
  • Numerous jobs in the fishing sector


Fishmeal and fish oil

Fishmeal and fish oil are valuable marine ingredients used mainly for aquaculture, human consumption or animal feeds.


Fishmeal and fish oil provide a balanced amount of all essential amino acids, minerals, phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA).


Our products help bring the important omega 3 fatty acids in to the human food chain.


On a global level, Europe is producing 10% of the world´s fishmeal and 20% of the world´s fish oil.



Latest News


ICES Science

Advancing, not assuming, a role for ICES science

MIACO 2019

EUfishmeal participated in the "meeting between ICES, Advisory Councils and other Observers (MIACO)", 17-18 January 2019 in Copenhagen.

The EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

The report from the EAT-Lancet Commission highlights the importance of fish as a proven healthy diet that can be supplied from sustainable sources.

BLOG: EUfishmeal on ASC's statement on plant sourced fish feed

EUfishmeal welcomes the move from ASC to approve a standard for 
plant ingredients used to produce aquaculture feed.

EUfishmeal welcomes EU’s new climate change strategy

The EU has set out to reduce its levels of emissions by 2050. In order to 
achieve this, a number of initiatives have been made; including some 
concerning the marine industry.

Insects for food and feed

EUfishmeal director Anne Mette Bæk was happy to participate in the Annual conference of The International Platform of Insects for food and feed as a speaker and participant in a roundtable discussion.

FAO: Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published a short report called “Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture”

Results from EUfishmeal conference on forage fish, marine mammals and optimal fisheries yields

EUfishmeal hosted a successful conference in Copenhagen on 11 October 2018. Read about the conference, video clips and conclusions - click here

Workshop in Fishmeal and Fish oil

A detailed review of the current knowledge on raw material quality and seasonal variation, processing methods and the nutritional properties and characteristics of fishmeal and fish oils will be provided and discussed at the workshop.

SOFIA 2018

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 presents FAO’s official world fishery and aquaculture statistics.

EUfishmeal General Assembly 2018

April the 26th 2018 the general assembly took place in Brussels. Members of the board from Denmark, Norway, UK, Ireland, Faroe Islands, Iceland and secretariat were attending the meeting.

FIFO calculations shows more salmonids produced than fish consumed in 2015

"the fishmeal industry supports the production of a significantly greater volume of protein for humanity than would be supplied merely through the direct consumption of the fish used as raw material in the production process.”  

EUfishmeal backs IFFO's response to the F3 Challenge

Read the response from IFFO to the Fish-Free Feed Challenge. EUfishmeal supports the views of IFFO.  

Better off Blue presentation

EUfishmeal was happy to be invited to present the industry´s  views  in the 2nd Submariner Conference ”Better off blue” in Berlin.The session ”Changing markets for Marine Protein sources in feed” gave some interesting views on the current and expected market of marine raw material.

Recap of the EUfishmeal bi-annual conference, Ireland

With participants from Denmark, Norway, UK, Ireland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany and Sweden, the whole European fishmeal and fish oil industry was attending this year´s conference. It was four days full of interesting presentations, discussions, networking and exploring both Dublin and the Irish countryside.

Responsibility paper now online

Fishmeal and fish oil are responsible marine ingredients based on certified sustainable fisheries. That is a message we want to communicate to the public and our responsibility is a tool to do so. 

EUfishmeal conference 2017

With more than 110 participants from 10 european countries this years conference in Ireland is the biggest to date. 

Are alternatives to fish oil really more sustainable?

A recent event which claimed that a new alternative

source of omega-3s in aquafeeds is more sustainable than fish oil was “misleading”, according to Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director of IFFO.

Farmed salmon need marine omega 3

A new study shows that marine omega 3 fatty acids are necessary in feed to protect the good health of the farmed salmon.

Ray Hilborn study disputes previous findings on forage fish 

A new study has been published today by a scientific group led by University of Washington fisheries researcher Ray Hilborn that disputes previous findings on the impact of human and natural predation on forage fish such as anchovies, sardines and herring.

DiscardLess Conference

EUfishmeal was invited to participate in a panel debate discussing the posssible use of discardfish in the fishmeal and fish oil industry.  

Climate Change & Pelagic Fisheries

A new report from the Pelagic Advisory Council:

The climate of our planet is changing and it affects the marine environment"

How low should we go with marine ingredients?

"From a nutritional standpoint, fishmeal is the preferred animal protein supplement"


BLOG: EUfishmeal on ASC's statement on plant sourced fish feed

EUfishmeal welcomes the move from ASC to approve a standard for 
plant ingredients used to produce aquaculture feed.