FAO published the following results in their 2018 report of the state of world fisheries and aquaculture.
It is clear to see that most of the world relies on fish as an important protein source. The majority of European and American countries consume over 20kg of fish per year, and the majority of countries with the most fish consumption per capita is in northern Europe and SE Asia.
It also bears to mention that fish is the primary protein source for 1 in 5 persons worldwide.
These numbers will only increase, as it is predicted by 2050, the worlds population will have grown to 2 billion people. The worlds food supply will therefore need to double to feed that masses. Along with population growth, economic growth is also predicted within developing countries, subsequently increasing worldwide protein consumption.
Today´s supply chain from catch to plate is wasting crucial resources. These wasteful practices cannot be continued if the predicted growth rate becomes a reality.
The challenges we need to tackle within the seafood sector in the not-so-distant future are therefore the following:
The solutions to these challenges could surprisingly be a simple one; Technology.
As an innovative company, Vélfags processing solutions can be part of that solution, by utilizing the latest technology to maximize the value of every fish caught:
Vélfag is growing fast, and has ambitious plans for the future
Vélfag offers a wide product range of heading, filleting and skinning machines for whitefish, both for on sea and land-based facilities. Vélfags TakeControl operating system offers an unprecedented level of control throughout nearly every element of the processing line, while ensuring even more user friendliness for the customers.
Vélfags business model fits into the solutions for the future trends that were listed earlier by insuring:
But what is in store for the future, if we make the choice and lean into modern technology to improve utilization?
The right choices today, ensure a sustainable tomorrow