Quality food is produced from quality feed: Marine ingredients are key ingredients for fish with aquafeed being the major market, (taking 65-70% of the material), pigs, poultry, and pets. Marine ingredients provide them with recognized superior nutrition. Those nutrients are then passed on to a very wide range of consumers.
Marine ingredients play an essential role in global food security: Fishmeal and fish oil come from both forage fish and by-products (resulting from fish processing that would otherwise be discarded). The increasing use of by-products is providing an essential additional raw material source to support the fast growing aquaculture industry. For the last ten years, the production of fishmeal and fish oil has been relatively stable at approximately 5 million tonnes of fishmeal, and 1 million tonnes of fish oil. 1kg wild fish gives 5kg farmed fish across global production systems.
Committed to responsible supply chains: This is a complex value chain spreading across the world, with decades of knowledge and robust certification standards to support their sustainability credentials. According to MarinTrust 51%, the global supply of marine ingredients is responsible sourced and produced.
How and why marine ingredients are used, the sources and traceability; and their role in global food security.
The true contribution of marine ingredients
The consequences of climate change are complex and far reaching and the following graphics help explain its impacts on the marine ingredients industry and the role the industry plays in global food security.
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