IFFO RS certified factory statistics 

There are currently 133 factories in 17 different countries that have been successfully audited to comply with the RS standard:

*Table last updated: 28th November 2017


Country Sites IFFO RS Species MSC Species used
Peru 48  Anchovy  
Chile 20 2 x Anchovy, Common Sardine, Sardina Austral, Jack Mackerel, x4 by-products  
USA 5 Gulf Menhaden, Atlantic Menhaden, x1 by-products x13 by-products
UK/Ireland 5 Boarfish, Blue Whiting, x40 by-products Sand Eel
Iceland 11 Blue Whiting, x2 by-products NS Herring & SS Herring, x4 by-products, Capelin,
Norway 10 Blue Whiting, Sand Eel, Capelin, x11 by-products Norway Pout, NS Sprat, NS Herring & SS Herring, x4 by-products
Denmark 3

Blue Whiting, Boarfish, Baltic Sprat, Herring Blatic & Bothnian Bay), x10 by-products

NS Herring, SS Herring, SK & WB Herring, NS Sprat, Norway Pout, Sandeel,  x2 by-products
Faroe Islands 1 Blue Whiting, Capelin NS Herring & SS Herring, x2 by-products
South Africa 5 Anchovy, Redeye Herring, Anchovy by-catch, Multi Specie Pelagic Trawl, x4 by-products  
Mauritius 1 x 4 by-products  
Mexico 2 Thread Herring, x6 by-products  
Morocco 3 x3 by-products  
Thailand 6 x25 by-products  
Vietnam 11 x2 by-product  
Ecuador 2 x8 by-products  
France 1 x12 by-products 7 by-products

Combined world prodcution of IFFO RS compliant material ('000 mt)

The output from these factories of RS compliant material amounts to almost 2.5 million tones and around 46% of current world production:

World Production


The highest concentration of compliant material as of 2016 comes from South America:

Production pie chart


IFFO RS CoC certified factory statistics 

There are currently 62 certified sites in 13 different countries that have been successfully audited to the IFFO RS Chain of Custody standard

*Table last updated: 4th August 2017

Countries Certified Plants Products
Denmark 2 Fishmeal & Fish Oil
Canada 2 Fish Oil
Peru 11 Fish Oil
Netherlands 3 Fish Oil
Chile 12 Fishmeal & Fish Oil
China/ Hong Kong 10 Fishmeal & Fish Oil
United Kingdom 2 Fish Oil
U.S.A 1 Fish Oil
Norway 4 Fishmeal & Fish Oil
France 3 Fishmeal & Fish OIl
Morocco 1 Fish Oil
Greece 6 Fishmeal & Fish Oil
Thailand  4 Fishmeal & Fish Oil