The global salmon farming industry produces 14.8 billion meals every year and creates 121,000 jobs in coastal communities around the world, says a new report released by The International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA) in Boston during the Seafood Expo North America trade show and convention to mark ISFA’s 25th anniversary.
“This report celebrates a remarkable achievement. Since our industry began about 40 years ago, farmed salmon has become a staple of healthy, nutritious and affordable diets around the world, and our industry has become an economic driver and social mainstay of rural communities across the globe,” says Trond Davidsen, President of the International Salmon Farmers Association.
“Salmon farming is one of the most efficient protein producers in the world,” says Mr. Davidsen. “With land and fresh water resources shrinking, the global salmon farming industry represents one of the best ways to feed the world’s growing population with a minimal environmental footprint.”
The report outlines some key statistics about the growing population and the need to find innovative ways to feed the world. It also includes overviews of the industry in every country where salmon is farmed and examples of coastal communities that have been revitalized because of salmon farming.
Read the full report: ISFA-Final-Report-March-16-2015