MarinTrust Standard certified sites 

As of September 2022 there are 164 sites in 24 different countries that have been successfully audited to comply with the MarinTrust Standard. These figures are subject to change.

Table last updated: 20 September 2022

CountrySitesMarinTrust approved whole fish speciesMarinTrust approved by-product speciesMSC verified
Argentina2 8 
Australia1Mixed small pelagics  
Chile21Anchovy
Araucanian herring
Jack mackerel
Pacific chub mackerel
1 
Denmark2Herring
Sand eel
Sprat
13Herring
Norway pout
Sand eel
Sprat
Ecuador7 8 
El Salvador1 12 
Faroe Islands1Capelin3 
Finland1  Herring
Sprat
France2 24 
Iceland10Norway pout
Mackerel
2Capelin
Herring
Latvia1Herring
Sprat
  
Mauritius1 4 
Mexico4Mexico small pelagics2 
Morocco10 4 
Norway14Calanus
Capelin
Herring
Horse mackerel
Norway pout
14Capelin
Herring
Sand eel
Sprat
Panama2Anchovy
Pacific thread herring
  
Peru43Anchovy  
South Africa4Multi-species pelagic trawl1 
Spain3 7 
Thailand11 18 
UK/Ireland5Boarfish25 
USA5 3 
Vietnam12 7 

Total

164

   

Combined world production of MarinTrust compliant material 

The global share of marine ingredients production which is certified against the MarinTrust factory Standard in 2017-21 is presented in the below pie chart. The global production of marine ingredients in this period was 31 million metric tonnes.

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Production Totals

These calculations are based on annual declarations of production volumes of MarinTrust compliant material by certified sites. Therefore, the global share of certified marine ingredients varies every year. The five-year averages presented here reflect the progress which the marine ingredients industry has achieved since the MarinTrust programme was created in 2009 and convey an accurate representation of the general, positive trend.

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Global vs Certified Production

It must be noted that the 2021 calculation takes into account the loss of MSC certification for blue whiting at the end of 2020. This resulted in the loss of MarinTrust recognition. Therefore, any marine ingredients produced using blue whiting subsequently lost certification. The blue whiting fishery is currently part of an ongoing Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) as part of the MarinTrust Improver Programme. More details on the NE Atlantic Blue Whiting FIP can be found here.

MarinTrust Chain of Custody certified sites 

As of September 2022 there are 84 certified sites in 19 different countries that have been successfully audited to the MarinTrust Chain of Custody Standard. These figures are subject to change.

Table last updated: 20 September 2022

CountriesCertified PlantsProducts
Argentina1Fish oil
Canada2Fishmeal and fish oil
Chile10Fishmeal, fish oil and marine fatty acids
China10Fish oil
Denmark4Fishmeal and fish oil
Ecuador1Fish oil
France3Fishmeal and fish oil
Germany4Fishmeal and fish oil
Greece6Fishmeal and fish oil
Morocco3Fishmeal and fish oil
Netherlands1Fish oil
Norway3Fishmeal and fish oil
Peru22Fishmeal and fish oil
Spain5Fishmeal and fish oil
Sweden1Fish oil
Thailand4Fishmeal, fish oil, hydrolysate and hydrolysate emulsion
UK1Fishmeal and fish oil
USA2Fishmeal, fish oil and fish protein hydrolysate
Vietnam1Fishmeal and fish oil

Total

84