Rising Fish Demand in Asia Drives Growth of Aquaculture Supplies and Equipment

Catfish and tilapia are expected to be the fastest growing finfish types

By Freedonia Group

The Asia/Pacific region is by far the largest producer of farmed fish and the largest market for aquaculture supplies and equipment. Rising fish demand has supported the use of increasingly intensive aquaculture practices, requiring higher investment in aquaculture inputs. Increasing stocking densities and greater reliance on recirculating aquaculture systems will promote demand for more expensive equipment and chemicals to keep water quality high and disease risks low. Greater demand for sustainably raised fish in export markets will promote sales of water treatment chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other products. These and other trends are presented in Global Aquaculture: Feed, Equipment, & Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

The aquaculture sector of the Asia/Pacific region is extremely diversified in terms of species, technologies, and farming systems employed. Going forward, catfish and tilapia are expected to be the fastest growing finfish types, as both have relatively low associated production costs and can sell for higher prices than carp in international trade.

Total global demand for aquaculture supplies and equipment is projected to rise 6.5% annually to $69.4 billion in 2022. Gains will outpace those in aquaculture production as efforts to intensify fish farm production will lead to increased spending on aquaculture inputs.

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