For the industry to grow sustainably, operators, governments and investors need trusted information on which to base business cases, supportive policies, and financial and technical due diligence.
This first Marine Aquaculture Forecast from DNV responds to that need by delivering our ‘best estimate’ of the future.
Our analysis considers population growth and changes in living standards to estimate future demand for food. We also consider growing concerns about health and sustainability, which will impact food preferences. It then forecasts the role of marine aquaculture in meeting this demand through the main species and technology options involved.
The forecast supports our view that future demand for seafood can only be met sustainably with a wave of technological innovation in marine aquaculture. Reaching these production levels requires innovation on many fronts, including technologies to intensify production.
How will demand for marine aquaculture develop, and how will this demand be met? See the highlights and download DNV's Marine Aquaculture Forecast to 2050.
Graph: Global marine aquaculture production approaches same level as capture fisheries by mid-century.
Graph: Globally installed finfish production capacity.
Graph: Marine aquaculture production by species in 2050.
Graph: Regional production in live weight in 2050.