Middle East and Africa Aquatic Feed Market was worth USD 5.73 billion in 2021 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 9.1%, to reach USD 8.31 billion by 2026. A major important part of running successful commercial aquaculture is the selection of the right manufactured feeds that provide the balanced nutrition required by fish. The feed may be either granular or in the form of pellets and are essential in providing the fish with a balanced diet within their enclosures where their natural food sources may be absent.
Wheat is being used as a major ingredient in all aquatic feed due to its binding property for holding the pellets together. As for the carnivorous species of fish such as salmon, trout and turbot, fishmeal and fish oil are the major components for making the feed. Other key ingredients in fish feed include vegetable proteins, vitamins, minerals and cereal grains. Trash fish is also considered as fish feed, wherein fish that is caught is fed directly to larger species that grow in aquatic pens.
The major factors affecting the Aquatic Feed market include the rising populations, the rise in income leading to increased demand for seafood, the rapid urbanization and a strong expansion of the seafood production industry aided by technological advancements making for better distribution and storage. The market is also bolstered by the rise in demand for natural health supplements of which omega-3 fatty acids derived from certain species of fish is a major component. The soaring prices of materials needed for aquatic feed production is one of the restraints of the market along with the fact that the industry is profitable only with large-scale production.
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Based on geography, the Middle-East & Africa market is analyzed under regions of Middle-East and Africa. The major countries in the region are UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and South Africa. The region is the smallest market globally with a growth rate that is also below average.
The Aquatic Feed market is highly competitive with a large number of players. Key market players dominating the market with their products are Cargill Inc, BioMar group, Waterbase Ltd, BASF SE, Alltech Inc, Coppen International, Evonik Industries, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ridley Corporation, Nutreco NV, Avanti Feeds Ltd and Ewos.
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