A fish meal is a commercial product made out of fish that are generally not used for human consumption. Fishmeal is commonly used to feed farm animals and as fertilizers. Fishmeal is made out of bones and offal leftover of the fishes, caught by commercial fisheries, which is then dried and crushed into powder and cake.
Global Fish Meal Market is expected to exceed USD 16,276.67 billion by 2030 from USD 9,340.66 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 7.8% throughout the forecast period, i.e., 2020-2030. The global fishmeal market is estimated to grow on the back of the following reasons. Fishmeal is rich in calcium, protein, crude fiber, and amino acids which can be easily digested by the livestock, even by the aquatic animals. Moreover, it contains plenty amount of other vital minerals and fatty acids which are essential for the growth and development of various livestock. Additionally, fishmeal is a rich source of organic nitrogen and hence is extensively used as fertilizer as it accelerates the growth of plants. Thus, increasing demand for protein in animal feed is going to drive the growth of the global fishmeal market.
Global fishmeal market opportunity analysis
Source: Fatpos Global
Recent Highlights in Global Fishmeal Market
In May 2020, COPEC announced that it sees higher profitability in the fishmeal market by the end of 2020 due to better anchovy quality, lower petroleum prices, and other factors.
In February 2019, a joint venture held between Royal DSM and Evonik industries had positioned themselves as earlier leaders in the development of omega-3 rich oils made of algae, as this would conserve the aquatic fish.
Global Fishmeal Market: Segments
Global Fish Meal Market has been bifurcated on the basis of application, livestock, source, and region.
On the basis of livestock, it is divided into ruminants, swine, poultry, aquatic animals, and others. Based on the source it is segmented as salmon and trout, anchovy, marine fish, menhaden, capelin, pilchard, tilapia, sand eel, and others. The oily fish species is a profitable source as it is high in protein and useful for making fishmeal and fish oils. On the basis of application global fishmeal market is categorized as fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, feed, and others.
Global Fishmeal Market: Drivers and Restraints
Increasing demand for organic nitrogen
Fishmeal is rich in organic nitrogen and hence is being demanded by the agricultural sector in order to ensure the healthy and fast growth of the crops.
Rising awareness of health
Since people are now more aware of health and want to boost their immunity naturally they are opting for more organic solutions. Fishmeal and fish oil is a rich source of amino acids, proteins and omega-3 are catalyzing the demand of innovative health supplements both for infants and adult consumers.
Volatility concerning the prices of fishmeal products is one of the major restraints that is expected to hamper the growth of the Global Fishmeal Market in the upcoming years. However, a steady increase in the prices of raw material (fish) is going to decrease the demand for Fishmeal products.
Global Fishmeal Market: Region
Global Fish Meal Market is segmented on the basis of regional analysis into five major regions. These include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle-East& Africa. At present, Asia-Pacific holds a major share in the global market. Europe is the second-most market-leading region after the Asia Pacific. Germany, Italy, France, and Switzerland are the countries with major consumption in the European region.
Source: Fatpos Global
Global Fishmeal Market: Impact of Covid-19
The global pandemic Covid-19 has become global stress not just for human lives but also to many industries across different industry verticals. The Covid-19 virus has infected several million people across the world, with the United States accounting for the highest share of infected cases. With an increasing number of active cases on a daily basis, it is difficult to predict the duration of the pandemic. The adverse impact of Covid-19 on the global fishmeal market can be seen by the fact that the demand has declined significantly as China being one of the major consumers was severely hit by the disease, decline in production due to worldwide lockdown.
Some key players operating in the fishmeal market are:
Croda International Plc (UK)
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Oceana Group Ltd (South Africa)
Austevoll Seafood ASA(Norway)
Omega Protein Corporation(US)
Empresas COPEC S.A. (Chile)
Sarma Fish S.A.R.L. (Morocco)
Alpha Atlantique (Morocco)
Novus International Inc(US)
Global Fish Meal Market Report also contains an analysis on:
Fishmeal Market by Segment
Salmon and Trout
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Global Fish Meal Market Dynamics
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Competition and Companies Involved in the Market
Value Chain of the Market
Market Drivers and Restraints
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