The world’s population is growing, and we’re running out of food. We’re running out of farmland, to be exact, which means the world must find new ways of increasing chow per square foot. There’s lab-grown sustenance, but more emphasis is also placed on the oceans.
The next generation will be living off a diet of mussels and oysters, according to researchers at the University of California. These are the species that can be “fish farmed.” We just need mariculture policies to stop overfishing now, and 44 million tons of mussel could represent a quarter of the meat that 10 billion consumers are picking off the shelves by mid-century.
The fish stocks we care about include global fish farmer, Mowi, which trades stable over the long-term with a consistent dividend. High Liner Foods markets the frozen seafood to retail outlets. Its stock has fallen in recent years due to poor management, and some failed acquisitions, but Kraft Heinz or McCormick should still exist come 2050; touch wood!
The big enemy, however, is overfishing. If the sector remains on its current bearing, there’ll be no seafood on the menu whatsoever in 2050, because the small wild fish that get fed to farmed fish are disappearing. If the United Nations land new policies, some of those stocks will soar.
I am not a financial advisor and my comments should never be taken as financial advice. Investments come with risk, so always do your research and analysis beforehand.