So it would appear that the increase in farmed fish is good for everyone. Well not quite, as fish farming has come in for some criticism recently for its practices and reportedly the amount of antibiotics and other chemicals being used to keep the fish healthy and parasite-free.
But as a fast growing industry, there are bound to be pain points in its progression and at Arvia we believe we can contribute to its continued, safe growth.
Since 1980, the global amount of wild-caught fish for the oceans has remained constant at around 70 – 90 million tonnes per annum. But in the same period, farmed fish has grown fast and is projected to reach an output of 109 million tonnes by 2030 with a yearly value approaching US$50bn.
This therefore, is big business and notwithstanding the issues with both RAS and off-shore aquaculture, there’s no stopping it now.