Shark Meat Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2028
Global Shark Meat Market: An Overview
The global shark meat is expected to register a robust growth in the near future, thanks to rising fresh supply of sea food and changing food preferences in non-coastal regions of the globe. Shark is a seafood delicacy in many coastal regions of the world. Earlier, the food was considered a taboo in many non-coastal parts of the world. However, increasing convergence of cultures and growing demand for exquisite cuisines from other parts of the world have changed this perception. Today, regions like Europe which held the earlier perception witness one of the highest demand for shark meat.
Shark meat in its salted, smoked, and dried variety are extremely popular in the region. Additionally, shark meat is consumed regularly in parts of Canada, Scandivania, Japan, India, Mexico, and several countries in Africa. Moreover, several varieties of shark like requiem shark, shortfin mako shark, porbeagles, and thresher shark are available in all parts of the world, due to fresh food supply logistics, and advances in preservation techniques. The growing advances and continuous demand are expected to result in increased gains for players in the global shark meat market in the near future.
Global Shark Meat Market: Notable Developments
Global Shark Meat Market: Key Trends
Earlier shark meat was considered a taboo as it displayed a strong odor of ammonia. The meat contained high contents of urea and decomposition of seafood was rampant without adequate cold storage facilities. Today, various techniques involving the use of saltwater, vinegar, lemon juice, and milk can reduce the urea content in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, popular new recipes like shark fillets and steaks are making their way into mainstream to create more growth for the shark meat market. Shark meat market is expected to witness major growth in Asia region, wherein high demand and shark fishing is rampant. The dwindling population of sharks, and negative health impacts associated with shark meats such as increased metallic intake can limit the expansion of the shark meat market.
Conventionally, Asia Pacific region has registered higher number of shark catches, thanks to its widespread practice in countries like Japan. Japan is home to several shark-based cuisines widely popular around the world including fish balls, surimi, fish sausage, and other products. Schillerlocken or smoked belly flaps are extremely popular in Germany. The shark meat market has witnessed a major turnaround as Europe region, wherein shark meat was once a taboo is a major avenue for growth in the world today.
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