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Europe: Fishmeal and fish oil are essential but replaceable

Farine et huile de poisson : indispensables… mais remplaçables
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Jan 5, 2022
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Eumofa published a report in September on the market for fishmeal and fish oil in the European Union. Unsurprisingly, these products are widely used for aquaculture feed (78% of the volumes of flour, 68% of oil). They come from the milling of forage fish such as anchovy, sprat, sand lance, blue whiting, or even herring. Of the 90 million tonnes of global catches, 15 million are transformed into flour and oil. In 2020, world production of flour was 5 million tonnes, and oil was 1.25 million tonnes.
Eumofa published a report in September on the market for fishmeal and fish oil in the European Union. Unsurprisingly, these products are widely used for aquaculture feed (78% of the volumes of flour, 68% of oil). They come from the milling of forage fish such as anchovy, sprat, sand lance, blue whiting or even herring. Of the 90 million tonnes of global catches, 15 million are transformed into flour and oil. In 2020, world production of flour was 5 million tonnes, and oil was 1.25 million tonnes. The world's largest producer, Peru supplies 20% of the flour and oil to the market. A weight so heavy that variations in the Peruvian price have repercussions on world prices. Other major producers: China, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. On the European side, the biggest producers are Denmark and Norway: 390,000 tonnes of flour and 120,000 tonnes of oil between them. Flour is consumed at 34% in China (which represents 77% of Peruvian exports), at 35% in other Asian countries, at ...
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