More than 2.6 billion people rely on seafood products for a least 20% of their daily protein intake.
Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food sector showing growth rates of almost 10% p.a. The annual aquaculture productionstandsat some 46 million tonnes, with a value of more than USD 63 billion. Of this, the global shellfish segment stands at 25 million tonnes and more than 35% of the total market value.
Aquaculture production is increasingly located further away from major consumption markets, because larger farms can be established without causing environmental side effects. This, combined with the fact that global consumers are demanding fresher and more sustainable products, paves the way for the development of green logistics solutions that preserve freshness while transporting product over long distances.