In this week’s TalkSport.com.au Seafood segment, we look at the latest on the industry with our experts and dive into the seafood sector with our expert panel.
We talk about the most recent developments, the best seafood options and the most promising markets for seafood producers.
This week’s expert panel includes: – John Scott, Managing Director of Ocean Seafoods, said that the demand for seafood in Australia is growing fast and there is a significant demand for Australian-made seafood.
– With the introduction of an annual quota system for Australian seafood production, it is expected to lead to a surge in domestic production.
– In 2019, Australian seafood producers will see a significant increase in production, as the industry continues to develop.
– The recent arrival of an additional 200,000 bhp V8 Super Heavy Duty engines will provide further performance upgrades to the market.
– A lot of the industry’s growth is fuelled by a boom in overseas demand, and it is anticipated that there will be an additional 500,000 tonnes of seafood produced in 2020.
The panel also takes a look at: – The latest news about Australian seafood: – A new market opportunity for Australian fish processors is expected, with demand for Australia-grown seafood expected to increase from 3.3m tonnes in 2019 to over 4.5m tonnes by 2020.
– New markets are emerging around the world, including China and the US, with the number of tonnes produced growing.
– We are now seeing a significant decline in demand for New Zealand fish, with production falling by over 3 million tonnes in 2020 and continuing to fall by 1.6m tonnes each year.
– Australian seafood companies are already struggling with the transition from traditional fish farming to growing a wider range of fish in a more sustainable way, but this will only be possible with a higher level of government support and a concerted effort from the industry.
What you need to know about seafood, food safety and nutrition: – We know that fish is the most important source of protein in our diet.
– Seafood is one of the top three food items for people in Australia, with around 1.5 billion tonnes of food being produced annually.
– Australians consume approximately 2.5 tonnes of fish and seafood per person, but there are around 4.4 billion tonnes consumed worldwide.
– There are currently 1.9 million tonnes of shrimp imported into Australia each year, with shrimp processed in New Zealand and Australia.
– Australia is home to more than 1,000 species of fish, including sea urchins, seabirds, herring and anchovies.
– Around 80 per cent of Australian seafood is processed in Australia and processed food is one-third of Australia’s food consumption.
What to do when you find out about seafood: Read the latest information about seafood in our Seafood Factsheet.