MarinTrust Standard certified sites 

As of June 2024 there are 175 sites in 30 different countries that have been successfully audited to comply with the MarinTrust Standard. These figures are subject to change.

Table last updated: 3 June 2024

CountryCertified sites
Argentina2
Australia1
Chile22
Côte d'Ivoire1
Denmark2
Ecuador10
El Salvador1
Estonia1
Faroe Islands1
Finland1
France2
Iceland10
Indonesia1
Ireland1
Latvia2
Malta1
Mauritius1
Mexico6
Morocco11
Norway16
Panama2
Peru40
Philippines1
Poland1
South Africa4
Spain3
Thailand10
UK5
USA5
Vietnam11
Total175

Combined world production of MarinTrust compliant material 

The global share of marine ingredients production which is certified against the MarinTrust factory Standard in 2018-22 is presented in the below pie chart. The global production of marine ingredients in this period was 32 million metric tonnes.

These calculations are based on annual declarations of production volumes of MarinTrust compliant material by certified sites. Therefore, the global share of certified fishmeal and fish oil varies every year.

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2018-2022 average production volumes

The five-year averages presented below reflect the progress which the fishmeal and fish oil industry has achieved since the MarinTrust programme was created in 2009.

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2018-2022 average production volumes

It must be noted that the 2022 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 fishmeal and fish oil 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.

Global fishmeal and fish oil perspective

As of May 2023, 23 companies are in the process of applying for certification under the MarinTrust Standards. This demonstrates MarinTrust’s continuing credibility and recognition within the value chain.

The MarinTrust Improver Programme, which does not allow companies to claim certification, currently has a total number of 38 accepted sites globally. A volume of 193,208 metric tonnes of Improver Programme accepted fishmeal and fish oil was produced in 2022.

Certified world production of other marine ingredients

The figures above do not take account of MarinTrust certified production of other marine ingredients, e.g. hydrolysates.

The total volume of non-fishmeal and fish oil marine ingredients certified under the MarinTrust standard in 2022 was 67,508 metric tonnes.

MarinTrust Chain of Custody certified sites

As of June 2024 there are 109 certified sites in 20 different countries that have been successfully audited to the MarinTrust Chain of Custody Standard. These figures are subject to change.

Table last updated: 3 June 2024

CountriesCertified sites
Argentina1
Canada2
Chile13
China10
Denmark4
Ecuador8
France5
Germany4
Greece6
Hong Kong1
Malaysia2
Morocco3
Netherlands5
Norway4
Peru26
Spain7
Sweden1
Thailand4
UK1
USA2
Total109

MarinTrust Improver Programme accepted sites

As of June 2024 there are 42 MarinTrust Improver Programme accepted sites in 11 different countries. These figures are subject to change.

Table last updated: 3 June 2024

CountriesAccepted sites
Denmark2
Ecuador9
Faroe Islands1
Iceland10
India2
Ireland2
Mauritania2
Norway7
Thailand4
UK2
Vietnam1
Total42