Roze zalm

Salmon: wild or farmed? It’s really all down to personal taste


Salmon is a very special fish. Highly prized across traditional and new markets alike, the relentless growth in consumer demand for salmon shows no...
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USPs Lobster

The USPs of UHP lobster


When it comes to foods with the wow factor, very few products can rival lobster. Its sweet, succulent taste has hooked legions of appreciative...
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Pittman seafoods asia

Getting to grips with Asia’s seafood consumption, and how it’s affecting the rest of the world


Comprising a very broad array of versatile and nutritious products, seafood plays a crucial role in the healthy diets of billions of consumers, as...
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aquaculture

FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply

Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption of aquaculture products exceeded that of products from wild fisheries.

According to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), world aquaculture production is expected to grow by 5% during 2015 for the second year running, thereby accounting for an even larger share of the growing global supply of seafood. (more…)

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Noorse zalmfarm

Organic aquaculture: an emerging sector

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food-production industry, increasing at a rate of around 8 per cent year-on-year, which is nearly double that of most other sectors, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO further forecasts that by 2030, two-thirds of the seafood we consume will be farm produced, up from its present level of just over 50 per cent. (more…)

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