Emerging trends in Latin American aquafeed production

Emerging trends in Latin American aquafeed production

From Chilean salmon to Ecuadorian shrimp to Mexican tilapia, the aquaculture feed industry has embraced new technology and growth; but, each market continues to face unique challenges.

As the Latin American aquaculture industry evolves and grows, so does the aquafeed industry. In the region, there are basically four major players in the aquafeed arena. Chile, the largest aquafeed producer in the region, has developed a highly advanced salmon industry, both in feed technology and nutrition. It is followed by Brazil, then Ecuador, which is a leading shrimp exporter. Mexico ranks fourth, with shrimp and tilapia, and to a lesser extent, trout and marine species.