Meeting global demand for sustainably farmed fish and seafood
Seafood is the largest source of animal protein in people’s diets worldwide. By 2030, 62 percent of the world’s seafood will be farm-raised to meet growing demand, according to a study by the World Bank. Consumption of fish from aquaculture is forecast to reach 93.6 million metric tons by 2030, nearly doubling the amount consumed in 2006.
As a leading supplier of feed and nutrition for the international aquaculture industry, Cargill is committed to use of responsible and sustainable practices that support increasing global consumption of fish and seafood, protect the environment and help farmers succeed.
Our focus on research, nutrition and innovation enables farmers to grow the supply of healthy fish and seafood, improve food production efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of aquaculture. We provide sustainable solutions for farmers of salmon, tilapia, shrimp, carp, catfish and other species of fish and seafood.
We continue to grow our global aquaculture business. In 2015, we expanded into the salmon feed market through our acquisition of EWOS, a leading supplier since 1935 of feed for salmon, trout and tropical species. Today, Cargill has 38 aquaculture feed facilities in 20 countries. We invest in aquaculture research and development at our innovation centers in the U.S., Norway and Chile and through our technology application facilities around the world.
At the new EWOS Fish Health Center in southern Chile, we are conducting research and developing innovative solutions to combat viruses, bacteria and parasites and improve fish health worldwide.