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.
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.
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"
As long as fishmeal and fish oil are produced from well managed fisheries, or from byproduct from fish from well managed fisheries, then their use in aquafeeds is valid.
To read the article in the Eurofish Magazine 6 2016 click here
Read about the annual statistics and the interaction between farmed and wild fish
EUfishmeal Director Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen to IntraFish: "A steady global supply of fishmeal and fish oil is needed..."
A clear message was given from the attendees of the recent international conference on fishmeal and fish oil: There is a big potential for a further development of the sector.