What if...

... we overlook the fact that over 75 percent of fish stocks are overfished or fully exploited?

The challenge

  • Fish is the most important animal protein source in human nutrition.
  • In 2010, the world average consumption of fish per capita was 17 kg.*
  • More than 75 percent of fish stocks are overfished, fully exploited or depleted.**



*OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011–2020, OECD, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

**The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2008 (SOFIA) FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome, Italy


Source: Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, 2010 (Convention on Biological Diversity)

Further information

  • For every kilogram of weight gained by a fish in aquaculture, up to 3 kg wild-caught fish are necessary as a protein source.
  • Traditional fish diets in aquaculture contain up to 66 percent fish components.
  • By adding less than 1 percent Evonik amino acids to fish feed, the fish meal content in modern fish diets can be reduced to 15 percent.

Challenge accepted.

We contribute to reducing overfishing of the sea.

Our contribution


This results in a reduction of the amount of wild-caught fish needed for aquaculture, which makes a direct contribution to reducing overfishing of the sea.