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Looking at seafood trends in South Africa

Updated Jan 18, 2022
Demand for seafood continues to rise, marking yet another shift in people’s global diet preferences for protein; the previous one being the shift from beef to chicken. Some trends insights from Luis Figueiredo, the CEO of Atlantis Foods Group and founder of Atlantis Seafood Products, South Africa’s third-largest fresh and frozen seafood processing, and packing factory.
Demand for seafood continues to rise, marking yet another shift in people’s global diet preferences for protein; the previous one being the shift from beef to chicken. Some trends insights from Luis Figueiredo, the CEO of Atlantis Foods Group and founder of Atlantis Seafood Products, South Africa’s third-largest fresh and frozen seafood processing and packing factory. According to a recent Stanford-led study, while consumption per capita of beef has declined since the 1960s, that of seafood has more than doubled and all indications are that global fish consumption will increase nearly 80% by 2050. The anticipated growth in demand for fish and shellfish – so-called blue foods – results from several factors: population growth, local changes in affordability and trade and culture, but the volume of fish consumption has little to do with increased wealth, the study reports. “You don’t see people eating more fish overall as they get richer, but the type of fish they eat may change. At ...
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