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Fish meal
(English) Fish and fish-processing offal dried, often after cooking and pressing (for fatty fish), and ground to give a dry, easily stored product that is a valuable ingredient of animal feeding stuffs. In Europe, mainly capelin, sandeel, mackerel and Norway pout are used for fish meal production. In Japan principal species are sauries, mackerels and sardines. In Peru mainly anchoveta, and in the USA menhaden. (See also: Fish flour)

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