Fish Meal


Fish meal is composed of small marine fish and trimmings from the processing of fish.

As fish meal is rich in quality protein and amino acids that are highly digestible by all animals, it is mainly used as a protein supplement in the animal feed. Its high protein value makes it ideal for farmed fish, however, it can also be used as part of the animal feed mixture given to poultry and pigs.

In fact, feeding animals fishmeal is thought to help improve immune systems, reduce mortality rate in younger animals, reduce severity of inflammatory diseases, improve overall nutritional status, and generally reduce the cost of animal production.

Fish meal is completely natural and made of non-genetically modified organisms.

Fish meal typically contains:
60-72% protein, 10-20% ash and 5%-12% fat.

Typical Quality Parameters

Physical Chemical Bacteriological
Parameter Norm Parameter Norm Parameter Norm
Temperature Ambient ABVT mg/100g <120 Salmonella
(in 25 grams)
Ash (%) Max 15% Histamine (p.p.m) <500 Salmonella
(in 25 grams)
Humidity Max 10 Protein 65 to 70 Enterobacterium <10
Fat (%) Max 10


Big Bags


Container or cargo vessel

Steps in production of fish meal


Raw fish is sampled and analysed on intake to check for freshness.


The raw fish is conveyed through a steam heated continuous cooker, where it is heated. This sterilizes the fish.


The cooked raw material is fed to a screw press where much of the liquid is squeezed out to form a presscake which is conveyed to the drier.


The press liquid contains most of the oil from the fish and also dissolved proteins, salts and fine particles.


The water phase from the separators is fed to the evaporators where it is concentrated before being blended with the presscake.


The water in the presscake, sludge and concentrate is removed by rapid hot air drying after which the fishmeal is cooled, milled and stored for export.