Carbon Cloud

Climate Footprint of Pelagics

DPPO has started a collaboration with Carbon Cloud to help calculate and communicate the climate footprint of the members’ fish products. The collaboration is initiated to demonstrate the members’ commitment to sustainability and carbon emission reduction and to transparently share their carbon footprint with consumers and stakeholders.

The results show that fish in general is a very climate-friendly option with an average of only 0,45 kg CO2e per kg. Herring and mackerel in particular have very low climate footprints of only 0,21 kg CO2e per kg. When you compare these numbers to other common sources of protein like beef (minced beef: 22,64 kg CO2e per kg*), pork (5,51 kg CO2e per kg* on average), and chicken (chicken breast: 3,34 kg CO2e per kg*) it becomes even more clear that fish is a much more climate-friendly source of protein.

*All reference values are calculated by Carbon Cloud and are available at

Baltic Sea Sprat

North Sea Sprat


North Sea Herring

Baltic Sea Herring