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  


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"

Forage Fish Dependency Ratio

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. 

Seafish report: Fact and figures fishmeal and fishoil
To read the report click here

Mapping the future of marine ingredients

To read the article in the Eurofish Magazine 6 2016 click here

FAO reports

Read about the annual statistics and the interaction between farmed and wild fish

Peruvian anchovy quotas and feed prices

EUfishmeal Director Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen to IntraFish: "A steady global supply of fishmeal and fish oil is needed..."  

'Huge potential' for EUfishmeal production sector
Read the full IntraFish-article HERE or see our website. 

EUfishmeal conference on Perspectives for fishmeal and fish oil

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.