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Quick Facts About Prey Fish

- Seven of the top ten largest fisheries in the world target prey species.

- Today’s landings of prey fish are more than four times those of 1950.

- About ten million metric tons of anchoveta alone are removed from the ocean every year.

- Roughly 225,000 metric tons of prey fish each year are thrown into Mediterranean tuna pens.

- 46 percent of all fishmeal is consumed by aquaculture operations.

- In 2003, salmon pens alone consumed 51 percent of world fish oil and 19 percent of world fishmeal supplies.