How is Skretting contributing to feeding a growing global population? 

Skretting delivers safe and sustainable feeds and services worldwide to fish and shrimp farmers to ensure the responsible production of healthy and delicious food. We are focused on reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact.  

As a global society, we are around 7.5 billion people heading towards 9.5 billion by 2050. Not only does this present the problem of an additional 2 billion mouths to feed, human diets are also increasingly shifting in line with growing prosperity. Consequently, the forecast that current global agriculture production needs to almost double by the midway point of this century makes long-term food and nutrient security one of the most pressing challenges that we face today. 

As the world’s most efficient protein generator, aquaculture is one of the most important long-term growth areas for food production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aquaculture continues to grow faster than any other major food sector and by 2030 is expected to provide over 60% of the fish available for human consumption.  

Aquaculture is capable of producing large volumes of high-quality, healthy and traceable seafood. In comparison with terrestrial livestock farming, the industry has low carbon footprint and feed conversion ratio (FCR); it also has high protein and energy retention, and harvested edible yield compared to other centre-plate proteins. This makes it a strong model for how protein should be farmed in the future. 

However, aquaculture cannot grow without sustainable feed. Read our latest sustainability report to learn about our ambitions and what we have achieved in the past year.   

 

Skretting's mission is 'Feeding the Future', and we are committed to supporting the growth of the aquaculture industry as the world population continues to grow. Skretting delivers safe and sustainable feeds and services worldwide to fish and shrimp farmers to ensure the responsible production of healthy and delicious fish and shrimp. Aquaculture has tremendous potential to grow, and already provides  more than 50% of the seafood we eat. Globally, Skretting contributed to producing 21.5 million seafood meals every day in 2019.   

Over half of global population growth in the coming years is likely to occur in Africa. Skretting is actively supporting the growth of the aquaculture industry in Africa, and is committed to ensuring that safe, high quality and sustainable feeds and seafood are available for the world.  

An example of how Skretting is actively contributing is through our Community Development Projects in Nigeria and Zambia. These projects are about empowering small-scale farmers to run productive and profitable farms in a sustainable way, through support and education in the initial phases.  

Skretting’s consistent and ever-evolving R&D efforts ensure that we are also minimising our use of finite raw materials, such as fish meal and fish oil. In fact, in 2017, Skretting launched a concept proving that a salmon can be grown from 1kg to harvest using zero fish meal or fish oil. The MicroBalanceconceptwas launched in 2010 when Skretting was first able to reduce fish meal in our feeds without negatively impacting the health and performance of the fish, and continues to be pivotal in expanding our knowledge in other species.   

FAQs

Why choose farmed over wild fish?
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