fish curing, small fish, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/10:Manufacture of food products/102:Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs/1020:Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
GLO - Global
Reference year: 2010 - 2012

Location: GLO - Global
The activity represents the salting and curing of small fish in a curing plant. The functional unit is 1000 kg of raw material processed, excluding residues. The total raw material demand of this activity is 1000 kg of preprocessed raw material + the amount of residues generated by preprocessing (gutting, heading, tailing, peeling, filleting, etc). The life cycle inventories were produced based on a sample of 1 Peruvian plant (processing capacity: 2688 t/y) and data from other industry representatives. The data applies to small fish such as small pelagics (anchovies, herrings, sardines, mackerels) and small bottom feeders (grouppers, eals, small cods, haddock, bass, snappers). This activity can be used to model fish processing in other geographies.
Users must use this service activity in combination with an activity providing the raw material (fish).
System boundaries of fish processing for Direct Human Consumption (DHC) and relations between activities
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Small pelagics curing activities of Peruvian fish canning plants, per t of processing capacity. Plants have a lifespan of 30 years.
Process diagram of small fish curing

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
For sale

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