Welcome   Sponsored By
Subscribe | Register | Advertise | Newsletter | About us | Contact us
   


Image: Marel / FIS

The top 5 trends shaping the salmon processing industry

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 07:00 (GMT + 9)

How processors are embracing innovation to succeed in an evolving market

As the salmon processing industry continues to evolve, staying informed about the latest trends and changes is crucial for companies aiming to maintain a competitive edge. The importance of innovation and adaptation cannot be overstated in this fast-paced market, where consumer demands and environmental considerations dictate the pace of change. In this article, we explore emerging trends that are reshaping the salmon processing industry, offering insights into how companies can innovate to meet the demands of today’s conscientious consumer.

1. Sustainability and traceability

Source: Marel

Amid rising awareness about the environmental impact of dietary choices, salmon stands out for its favorable sustainability metrics compared to other protein sources. Fish farming is one of the most climate-friendly types of animal husbandry, with a smaller carbon footprint than meat and poultry. However, aquaculture is not without its environmental challenges. Salmon farmers must carefully manage factors such as fish health, selection of feed, escape prevention, plastic management, medicine use and conservation of biodiversity.

To meet the demand for transparency about sustainability, salmon companies are investing in advanced food product traceability software that ensures full traceability of salmon products, providing a complete overview of its journey through processing. These efforts not only enhance consumer confidence by ensuring the authenticity of sustainable and responsibly sourced salmon but also play a crucial role in preventing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices.

2. Automation and robotics

Source: Marel

The integration of automation and robotics into salmon processing operations is becoming increasingly prevalent—and crucial to maintain a competitive edge. These technologies offer numerous benefits, including enhanced efficiency, reduced labor costs and minimized human error.

Automation in processes such as salmon filleting, portioning, slicing and packaging ensures consistent product quality and faster throughput. Robotics, equipped with advanced 3D and X-ray vision systems, are increasingly being deployed for tasks requiring precision such as salmon pin bone removal and quality inspection. This trend is not only improving operational efficiencies but also addresses the challenge of labor shortages.

3. Product innovation

Source: Marel

Driven by a growing appetite for convenience and diverse culinary experiences, consumer preferences are shifting toward ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare meal options. These products offer convenience and variety, appealing to a broader range of consumers and creating new market opportunities for processors.

To cater to these demands, companies are investing in salmon processing solutions for value-added products such as salmon marinating equipment, low-pressure formers for salmon burgers and fish cakes, and slicers and batchers for smoked salmon as well as sushi and sashimi. With sophisticated technology, these solutions help automate the production of premium, value-added products that have traditionally required highly skilled workers.

4. Health and wellness trends

Source: Marel -->

As consumers become increasingly health-conscious, there’s a noticeable shift toward incorporating more salmon as a protein source. Recognized for its high nutritional value, salmon is packed with essential micronutrients, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein and vitamins. This move is further supported by global health authorities promoting increased seafood intake, particularly oily fish like salmon.

As part of this trend, consumers are also increasingly discerning about food safety and origins, emphasizing the need for salmon processors to ensure traceability with software and labelers that can easily create detailed labels about your product’s journey from sea to supermarket. This not only ensures compliance with regulations but also gives processors the opportunity to showcase the specific origins, quality and nutritional value of their salmon products.

5. Growing demand

Consumption of salmon and other fish varieties is on the rise, fueled by global population growth, higher disposable incomes and an increase in health awareness. However, the growth of production is likely to lag demand due to limitations on how quickly salmon farming can sustainably grow, as well as challenges posed by rising costs for inputs such as raw materials, feed, labor, energy and freight.

Source: Marel

In response to these pressures, salmon processors must prioritize strategies that not only enhance their overall capacity but also maximize the value of raw materials. This includes investing in digital and automated solutions that can help increase yield and extend shelf life while simultaneously addressing ever-growing labor scarcity, a global issue that is not going away soon.

Preparing for the future with cutting-edge solutions

For salmon processors, evolving consumer demands, sustainability concerns and technological breakthroughs present great opportunity and challenges. To remain competitive and responsive in this changing market, embracing innovation and efficiency is key. As a leading provider of innovative salmon processing solutions, Marel offers exceptional solutions, software and services to ensure your operations are well-positioned for success in today’s dynamic market. Get in touch to learn more about how Marel can support your business on this journey.

Source: Marel 

editorial@seafood.media
www.seafood.media


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Russian Federation
May 30, 19:10 (GMT + 9):
The first stage of the Fish Feed JSC plant was put into operation in the Astrakhan region
European Union
May 30, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
EU Bluefin tuna fishing season monitoring in the Mediterranean at the core of EFCA coordination
Spain
May 30, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Convention 188, the Differentiating Element of the Spanish Fleet's Social Commitment Compared to Asian Fleets
Russian Federation
May 30, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
Alexander Panin was re-elected chairman of the Fishing Union for five years
Chile
May 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - The first cruise of the scientific ship Dra. Barbieri set sail, it will study yellow and red prawns and nylon shrimp
Falkland Islands
May 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Consultation work to be undertaken on salmon farming in Falklands
Norway
May 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Skretting introduce AmiNova, the new feed formulation concept
Argentina
May 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
The Shrimp Season Begins with Excellent Yields
Denmark
May 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Esben Sverdrup-Jensen welcomes the Fisheries Commission's vision for the future of Danish fishing
Japan
May 30, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Volume and prices │ Octopus │ Tokyo Market │ Apr-2024 | Fresh, Frozen, boiled, vinegar and seasoned
Japan
May 30, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Supply and Demand│ Squid │ 2018-2023
Japan
May 30, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Volumes and prices │ Squid and cuttlefish │ Tokyo Markets | Apr-2024
South Korea
May 30, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Export │ Kanikama/Surimi │ by country │Apr 2023-24
South Korea
May 30, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Import │ Frozen surimi│ by country │Jan-Apr 2023-24
Japan
May 30, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Monthly handling │Fresh Bluefin tuna │Toyosu Market │ domestic landing │2022-24



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Commission approves stricter controls for more flexible catch reporting in specific fisheries
European Union The European Commission adopted conditions and safeguards for the use of certain exemptions to the margin of tolerance rules to ensure accurate fish quotas and healthy fisheries. The margin of tolera...
Fishing unions denounce: 'The Peruvian State allows the entry of Chinese ships that would not comply with human rights and labor standards'
Peru • Peru is the only country that provides income to the Chinese fleet that would fish illegally in the Peruvian sea, for use in ports and shipyards.   Leaders of the Peruvian industry and a...
Japan celebrates first tuna purse seine fishery to meet MSC Standard
Japan Fishing in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, two partner fisheries Kyowa and Meiho have become the first Japanese flagged tuna vessels using purse seine gear to achieve certification to the MSC Fishe...
Opinion: Can bottom trawling ever be sustainable?
Worldwide The following is an excerpt from an article published by Dialogue Earth:     Environmentalists are celebrating a Greek ban on bottom trawling and urging other nations to follow. Some scientis...
 

Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Grupo Pereira Headquarters
Costa Meeresspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2024 Seafood Media Group Ltd.| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER