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U.S.A Menhaden Industry A Global Perspective. Presented by Scott Herbert Vice President Market Development. Menhaden ( Brevoortia tyrannus , Brevoortia patronus ). Member of the Herring family Short lifespan (1-3 years)

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U s a menhaden industry a global perspective

U.S.A Menhaden IndustryA Global Perspective

Presented by Scott Herbert

Vice President Market Development


U s a menhaden industry a global perspective

Menhaden (Brevoortiatyrannus, Brevoortiapatronus)

  • Member of the Herring family

  • Short lifespan (1-3 years)

  • Surface feeder- Feed on Phytoplankton- (low environmental contaminants)

  • High oil yielding fish, naturally rich in EPA and DHA

  • The female menhaden can lay up to 362,000 eggs. Typical 50,000 to 100,000


Menhaden plant locations

Menhaden Plant Locations


U s gulf menhaden landings

U.S Gulf Menhaden Landings


U s a menhaden industry a global perspective

Gulf Menhaden Plants (1955-Present)

* The peak number of Gulf plants was 14 in 1968 – TODAY 4 * Vessel count peaked at 82 vessels in 1965, 1971 and 1976 – TODAY 34* Highest fishing effort was 1983 at 655,800 vessel tons weeks – TODAY 350,000 * Highest catch year was 1984 with 982,100 MT – TODAY 500,00 MT


U s atlantic menhaden landings

U.S Atlantic Menhaden Landings


U s a menhaden industry a global perspective

Atlantic Menhaden Plants (1955-Present)

* There have been 36 plants, the peak was 25 plants in 1957 – TODAY 1* The most vessels was in 1955 with 150 – TODAY 7* Highest fishing effort was 1956 at 2,878,000 vessel ton weeks – TODAY 300,000* The peak catch was in 1956 at 712,100 MT – TODAY 170,000 MT


Us meal production

US Meal Production

Source: NOAA


Fishmeal world production

Fishmeal World Production

Source: IFFO


World fishmeal consumption

World Fishmeal Consumption

Source: Holtermann


Global oilseed meal production october 2012 september 2013f

Global Oilseed Meal ProductionOctober 2012-September 2013f

Source: Oil World 2013


Us oil production

US Oil Production

Source: NOAA


Fish oil world production

Fish Oil World Production

Source: IFFO


World fish oil consumption

World Fish Oil Consumption

Source: Holtermann


Global production fats and oils october 2012 september 2013f

Global Production Fats and OilsOctober 2012-September 2013f

Source: Oil World 2013


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