SeafoodSource’s list of trends impacting seafood sales in 2019
SeafoodSource has made a list of what they find to be the top 5 trends which will have the most impact on sales of seafood in 2019. Overall, there are a number of diets such as keto and paleo which have a great focus on protein, and these are getting more attention on a global scale. Seafood is a good source for protein which is simultaneously more sustainable compared to other sources of animal protein. This can also be seen from the trend of eating high-protein seafood as snacks such as crispy salmon skin. In addition, fish is easily canned which increases the convenience and availability of the protein-rich products which have a long shelf life. Canned fish also allows for the customers to more easily try a range of flavours and species from all around the world.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) set out a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with 17 goals for the member states. These include the wish for sustainable consumption and production e.g. through the promotion of resource and energy efficiency. The use of aquaculture can support this through high-quality sources of protein as well as through a sustainable production. This includes the use of by-products such as fish rest raw material and discard for fishmeal, which meets the aim to do more and better with less. Another goal aims to end hunger through investments in sustainable food production systems. This goes hand in hand with a third goal to keep the oceans safe and clean as well as to manage regulations to avoid overfishing and marine pollution. Through responsible administration of the oceans, they can also in the future function as the world’s largest source of protein.
- Seafoodsource: “Top 5 food trends impacting seafood sales in 2019”, 14 February 2019.
- UN: “About the Sustainable Development Goals”, 5 September 2018.