Process analyzers reduce the costs of fish farming operation through precise monitoring of water quality. The processes are optimized to ensure that the fish remain healthy and exhibit good growth. Metrohm Process Analytics provides you with different methods and analyzers for that purpose.
Forecast: farmed fish to overtake wild caught by 2030
Fish is well-known as a healthy source of animal protein, high in unsaturated fats and other essential nutrients. In 2013, 17% of worldwide animal protein intake came from fish (UN, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016). According to the UN, the current world population is expected to increase to 8.5 billion by 2030 («World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision»).
With the ever-growing population comes the challenge of global food security. Aquaculture has already gained a foothold in many coastal communities, and farm raised fish sales are on the rise. This has turned aquaculture into a major part of the export economy in some countries. It is expected that global seafood consumption from farm raised sources will increase significantly in the coming years. Therefore administering sustainable practices in the burgeoning aquaculture industry is key to alleviate pressure on wild fish stocks and reduce other environmental impacts.