A global industry
The Danish fishmeal and fish oil industry buys fish for approx. 1.5 billion DKK per year and ensures significant value-added through landings of foreign vessels in Denmark.
It is exported annually for approx. 3.5 billion DKK to countries around the world. Fishmeal and fish oil are high-value products with high international demand, especially from Norway and Asia.
In 2019, the export of fishmeal went to 50+ countries and had a value of 2.1 billion. DKK.
The export of fish oil the same year went to 25 countries and had a value of 1.6 billion. DKK.
In 2018, Denmark was the world’s third-largest exporter of fishmeal and second-largest exporter of fish oil.
22% of the value of the total Danish export of fish products consists of fishmeal and oil.