Raising More Fish to Meet Rising Demand

Nearly two-thirds of the seafood we eat will be farm-raised in 2030. This is according to “Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture,” which concludes that as sources from wild capture fisheries approach their maximum take, aquaculture—or fish farming—will help satisfy the growing global appetite for fish and seafood.

Aquaculture will produce half of the world’s supply of fish, including fish for food and other products such as fishmeal. As the global population inches towards nine billion by 2050, there will be a need for more food and jobs—which a growing aquaculture industry can help meet. But it needs to be practiced responsibly.

Aquaculture will be an essential part of the solution to global food security. We expect the aquaculture industry to improve its practices in line with expectations from the market for sustainable and responsibly produced seafood.