The importance of farmed salmon for our future

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is a leadership initiative by the global farmed salmon industry focused on making significant progress towards fully realising our goal of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy protein to feed a growing global population, while minimising our environmental footprint.

  • FAO predict growth in the world’s population to 9 billion by 2050

  • Need for protein expected to grow by 70% worldwide

  • Farmed fish could provide a daily food supply for more than 500 million people by 2050

 
 

World population growth is outstripping
food production

“The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimate that over 84% of the world’s fisheries are either depleted, over- or fully exploited, which means that wild fish in oceans are too weak to meet the growing needs of an expanding, increasingly affluent global population”.

Population to reach 9 billion by 2050 (FAO)

World fisheries currently at 50% over
exploited and natural fisheries will reach full
depletion by 2056 (FAO)

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    of global farmed salmon industry

 

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