Fish Protein Isolate Market Outlook & Key Findings

  • The global fish protein isolate market slated to surpass US$ 565 Mn in 2020
  • Future Market Insights (FMI) forecasts the market to register growth above 7.3% (CAGR) between 2020 and 2030
  • Fish protein isolate are available at a lesser price point against meat protein, and also extended shelf life – thus a hit among functional food and supplement formulators
  • More than three fourth of fish protein isolate is produced from by-products discarded by fish processing industry using isoelectric solubilization/precipitation process
  • According to FMI, the upsurge in demand for dietary supplements among sports person, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts will catalyze the use of fish protein isolate in sports nutrition

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Fish Protein Isolate, a Wonderful Source of Protein for Low Cost Functional Food

Fish protein isolate (FPI) is a wonderful source of protein and has a great amino acid profile. While the industry may tout it as high end ingredient, carefully conducted market research by FMI confirms that fish protein isolate is definitely not high priced and is better accessible.

FPI derived from whole gutted tout using isoelectric solubilization is not only high in protein but considered suitable for human consumption. The surging interest in incorporating omega 3 fatty acids in food and simultaneous reduction in the sodium content will give tailwinds to the application of fish protein isolates.

Due to various health benefits of fish protein isolates, they are considered ideal for producing pocket-friendly nutraceutical and functional food for human consumption.

There is immense scope for developing novel omega-3 rich functional food and sports nutrition from inexpensive sources such as fish protein isolate (FPI). It is derived at a low cost from the byproducts of fish processing.

Search for Novel Base Protein Ingredient Accessible to All Could End with Fish Protein Isolate

Fish protein isolate is an excellent source of protein and can be easily blended with healthy food products such as cereal and energy bars in order to enhance nutrient content. In the coming years, an increasing number of food producing companies are likely to consider fish protein isolate as a key ingredient.

Surfacing evidences from researches conducted on the potential effects of lean fish consumption reveal that protein obtained from fish has several beneficial properties. Even the waste material, usually discarded by the fish industry, has high protein content.

Use of fish protein isolate unleashed a plethora of option to functional food formulators, as they can develop high-protein based food that is accessible to very large customer cluster.

FMI projects the use of fish protein isolate as a base ingredient to surge in the food industry, resultantly an incremental opportunity of US$ 582 Mn is likely to be created between 2020 and 2030.

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FPI’s Low Price Point and High Nutrient Profile Makes it an Ideal Candidate for Replacing Whey Protein

Fish protein isolate’s nutrient profile is very consistent with human digestion cycle, which makes it ideal for use in dietary supplements and sports nutrition.  

Due to its low price, FPI is preferred in underdeveloped countries looking for affordable sources of protein for human consumption. It contains several essential micronutrients considered necessary to curb the prevalence of malnutrition.

The same attribute fuels the demand for fish protein isolate in sports nutrition. The unique blend of micronutrients found in FPI, coupled with its lower price point, makes it an ideal candidate to replace costly whey protein in supplements.

With the demand from pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care industries rising, FMI foresees strong growth on cards for the market.

Increasing Demand from Diverse Industries Renders Food Protein Isolate Market Competitive

With leading companies focusing on better positioning their products in the market, search for ideal protein sources will gain pace. In response to this, the fish protein isolate sales in food and beverage, cosmetic and personal care, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals industries is increasing.

The rising demand for pocket-friendly protein has rendered the market highly competitive. Key players are therefore focusing on strategic collaborations and acquisitions to gain competitive strength.

For instance, in April 2017, Pacific Seafood purchased another facility that is located in Newport, Pacific Bio Products (PBP). PBP processes Pacific Whiting and traditional fishmeal. This facility operates seasonally and has increased the company’s volume and production capability of fish protein isolate.

In September 2014, the company completed the acquisition of the entire stock of Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., a leading supplier of essential fatty acids and marine and plant-based specialty oils. The acquisition helped the company to expand its human nutrition segment.

Investments in R&D is growing as a result of increasing competition between players at both global and regional levels. The speed at which technological advancements are affecting the food sector has made it necessary for manufacturers to increase their scale of R&D efforts.

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Fish Protein Isolate Consumption Pattern: Strategically Introducing with Clean Label Certification will Induce Demand

Consumers are trying to counter-balance their hectic lifestyle with healthy food and better nutrition. They are increasingly preferring food products whose label confirms they are salt-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and protein rich.

Fish protein isolate contains high amount of vitamins, proteins and other essential amino acids that is encouraging its application in the food and beverage and nutraceutical industries.

It is not only rich in essential nutrients but offers a price efficient base protein ingredient. Manufacturers are therefore launching unique fish protein isolate based products such as energy bars, cereal bars and energy drinks and others to keep pace with dynamic consumer preference.

Their inclination towards products with clean label certification will further augment the use of fish protein isolate across diverse industries.

High Transportation Cost and Bitter Taste of Fish Protein Isolate Could Dissuade Sales

While extracting fish protein isolate is not expensive, its transportation and storage remain costly affairs. Besides this, market players are reeling under decelerating consumer interest.

There is growing reluctance in purchasing seafood and spending on animal protein. With more consumers seeking a vegan lifestyle, competition posed by vegan protein brands may rise.

Isolates extracted from fish trimmings also have a bitter taste which is a big hurdle, dissuading human consumption. However, recent studies have found perfect solution to mitigate this concern.

Protease enzyme, which is available commercially can be added to salmon-based trimmings to create non-bitter tasting hydrolysate without affecting its nutritional value. 

Fish Protein Isolate: Region-wise Analysis

North America and Europe has early movers advantage and some of the most renowned companies in the fish protein isolate market are based out in these regional pockets.

According to FMI, North America and Europe will continue holding the lion’s share in the global market.

Market maturity, competition and sourcing challenges are compelling companies to shift their focus towards no-conventional markets such as Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil.

Fish Protein Isolate Market

These countries have reported considerable shift in consumption patterns wherein people are moving away from carbonated foods such as grain, cereals and rice to protein-based foods such as chicken, pork and fish.

Several nations across the Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific rely on the imports of fish, fish byproducts and their feed. The rising demand for meat products and the subsequently expanding animal feed industry, will create lucrative potential for FPI sales across these nations.

Among other factors, pricing is one of the key determinants of the market’s growth. The chart below depicts the variance in pricing of fish protein isolate in powder and liquid form between regions.

Despite the variance, it is interesting to note similarity in pricing of powder and liquid FPI between regions. For instance, in both North America and Europe the price of powder FPI is steeper than its liquid counterpart.

Leading suppliers in Fish Protein Isolate Market

Tier one companies are focusing on research and development to increase their product offerings. They are also aiming at acquisition and mergers to strengthen their supply chain and expand their geographical presence. Some of the key players in the fish protein isolate market are,

  • Omega Protein Corporation
  • Titan Biotech Limited
  • Peterlabs Holdings Barhad
  • A. Costantino & C. s.p.a
  • Sopropeche S.A.
  • Mukka Sea Food Industries Private Limited
  • Bio-Oregon Protein Inc.
  • FF Skagen AS
  • Diana Aqua
  • TripleNine Group A/S

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report

Fish Protein Isolate Market: The Way Forward

Future Market Insights predicts the global fish protein isolate market to surpass US$ 1.1 Bn by 2030. Through proper funding at each point of production companies are seeking to spread awareness about health benefits of fish protein isolate.

Supporting their endeavors are positive clinical trial outcomes. Overall, the sales of fish protein isolate will continue to rise at a steady pace through the report’s forecast period.

Advances in membrane technology over the past few years entail that lower cost protein from fish is available to food companies. Fish protein isolate not only has the potential of replacing whey protein in some applications, but will offer a pocket-friendly base protein ingredient for dietary supplements.

Fish Protein Isolate Market by Category

By Product Type:

By Form:

  • Isolates
  • Concentrates
  • Hydrolysates

By Nature:

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Application:

  • Nutritional Products
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Medical Nutrition
    • Infant Nutrition
  • Bakery
  • Snacks & Cereals
  • Dairy
  • Confectionary and Dessert
  • Beverages
  • Animal Feed
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

At what rate will the fish protein isolate market grow from 2022 to 2032?

The fish protein isolate market is expected to grow at a 7.3% CAGR from 2022 to 2032

What is the expected market value for the fish protein isolate market in 2022?

By 2022-end, fish protein isolate market sales are likely to reach US$ 565 Million

What is the expected market value for the fish protein isolate market in 2032?

By 2032-end, fish protein isolate market sales are likely to reach US$ 1142 Million

Which are some leading players in the fish protein isolate market?

Omega Protein Corporation, Titan Biotech Limited, and Peterlabs Holdings Barhad are some leading fish protein isolate, market providers.

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

    1.1. Market Overview

    1.2. Market Analysis

    1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations

    1.4. Opportunity Matrix

2. Market Introduction

    2.1. Market Definition

    2.2. Market Taxonomy

3. Fish Protein Isolate Market Background

    3.1. Global Aquaculture Market Overview 

    3.2. Key Developments and Product Launches

    3.3. Overview of Claims and Certifications for Fish Protein Products

    3.4. Overview of Production and Processing Methods

    3.5. Macro-Economic Indicators

    3.6. Market Dynamics

        3.6.1. Market Drivers

            3.6.1.1. Economic Drivers

            3.6.1.2. Supply Side Drivers

            3.6.1.3. Demand Side Drivers

        3.6.2. Market Restraints

        3.6.3. Market Opportunities

        3.6.4. Market Trends

            3.6.4.1. Key Trends Impacting the Market

            3.6.4.2. Product Innovation/Development Trends

    3.7. Consumer Perception and End User Survey

    3.8. Policy and Regulatory Landscape

    3.9. Forecast Factors – Relevance and Impact

4. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Value Chain

    4.1. Flowchart of Key Market Participants

        4.1.1. Raw Material Suppliers

        4.1.2. Product Manufacturers

        4.1.3. Distributors/Suppliers/Wholesalers

        4.1.4. Private Label

        4.1.5. End Users

    4.2. Profitability Margin 

5. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Pricing Analysis

    5.1. Regional Average Pricing Analysis (US$)

        5.1.1. North America

        5.1.2. Latin America

        5.1.3.  Europe

        5.1.4. Asia Excluding Japan

        5.1.5. Oceania

        5.1.6. Middle East & Africa

        5.1.7. Japan

    5.2. Pricing Analysis, By Form

    5.3. Price Till 2030

    5.4. Factors affecting Pricing

6. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    6.1. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast

        6.1.1. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth

        6.1.2. Absolute $ Opportunity

7. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, by Form

    7.1. Introduction

    7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) By Form, 2015–2019

    7.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Form, 2020–2030

        7.3.1. Powder

        7.3.2. Liquid

    7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Form

8. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, by End User Industry

    8.1. Introduction

    8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) By End User Industry, 2015–2019

    8.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By End User Industry, 2020–2030

        8.3.1. Food and Beverages

        8.3.2. Cosmetic & Personal Care

        8.3.3. Sports Nutrition & Dietary Supplement

        8.3.4. Pharmaceuticals

        8.3.5. Others 

    8.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User Industry,

9. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, by Region

    9.1. Introduction

    9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) By Region, 2015–2019

    9.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Region, 2020–2030

        9.3.1. North America

        9.3.2. Latin America

        9.3.3. Europe

        9.3.4. Asia Excluding Japan

        9.3.5. Oceania

        9.3.6. Middle East & Africa

        9.3.7. Japan

    9.4. Attractiveness Analysis by Region

10. North America Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    10.1. Introduction

    10.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    10.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        10.3.1. By Country

            10.3.1.1. U.S.

            10.3.1.2. Canada

        10.3.2. By Form

        10.3.3. By End User Industry

    10.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        10.4.1. By Country

        10.4.2. By Form

        10.4.3. By End User Industry

    10.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    10.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

11. Latin America Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    11.1. Introduction

    11.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    11.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        11.3.1. By Country

            11.3.1.1. Mexico

            11.3.1.2. Brazil

            11.3.1.3. Peru

            11.3.1.4. Argentina

            11.3.1.5. Rest of Latin America

        11.3.2. By Form

        11.3.3. By End User Industry

    11.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        11.4.1. By Country

        11.4.2. By Form

        11.4.3. By End User Industry

    11.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    11.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

12. Europe Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    12.1. Introduction

    12.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    12.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        12.3.1. By Country

            12.3.1.1. EU-4

            12.3.1.2. UK

            12.3.1.3. BENELUX

            12.3.1.4. Nordic

            12.3.1.5. Russia

            12.3.1.6. Rest of Europe

        12.3.2. By Form

        12.3.3. By End User Industry

    12.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        12.4.1. By Country

        12.4.2. By Form

        12.4.3. By End User Industry

    12.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    12.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

13. Asia Excluding Japan Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    13.1. Introduction

    13.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    13.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        13.3.1. By Country

            13.3.1.1. China

            13.3.1.2. India

            13.3.1.3. ASEAN Countries

            13.3.1.4. South Korea

        13.3.2. By Form

        13.3.3. By End User Industry

    13.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        13.4.1. By Country

        13.4.2. By Form

        13.4.3. By End User Industry

    13.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    13.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

14. Oceania Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    14.1. Introduction

    14.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    14.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        14.3.1. By Country

            14.3.1.1. Australia

            14.3.1.2. New Zealand

        14.3.2. By Form

        14.3.3. By End User Industry

    14.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        14.4.1. By Country

        14.4.2. By Form

        14.4.3. By End User Industry

    14.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    14.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

15. Middle East & Africa Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    15.1. Introduction

    15.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    15.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        15.3.1. By Country

            15.3.1.1. GCC Countries

            15.3.1.2. Turkey

            15.3.1.3. South Africa

            15.3.1.4. Northern Africa

            15.3.1.5. Rest of MEA

        15.3.2. By Form

        15.3.3. By End User Industry

    15.4.  Market Attractiveness Analysis

        15.4.1. By Country

        15.4.2. By Form

        15.4.3. By End User Industry

    15.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    15.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

16. Japan Fish Protein Isolate Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

    16.1. Introduction

    16.2. Historical Market Value (US$ Mn) By Market Segments, 2015–2019

    16.3. Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast By Market Segments, 2020–2030

        16.3.1. By Form

        16.3.2. By End User Industry

    16.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        16.4.1. By Form

        16.4.2. By End User Industry

    16.5. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis

    16.6. Key Participants Market Presence Intensity Mapping

17. Competition Assessment 

    17.1. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Competition - a Dashboard View

    17.2. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Structure Analysis

    17.3. Global Fish Protein Isolate Market Country Share Analysis

    17.4. Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Mapping) by Region

18. Competition Deep=Dive

    18.1. Omega Protein Corporation 

        18.1.1. Overview

        18.1.2. Product Portfolio

        18.1.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.1.4. Sales Footprint

        18.1.5. Channel Footprint

        18.1.6. Strategy Overview

            18.1.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.1.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.1.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.2. Titan Biotech Limited.

        18.2.1. Overview

        18.2.2. Product Portfolio

        18.2.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.2.4. Sales Footprint

        18.2.5. Channel Footprint

        18.2.6. Strategy Overview

            18.2.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.2.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.2.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.3. Peterlabs Holdings Barhad

        18.3.1. Overview

        18.3.2. Product Portfolio

        18.3.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.3.4. Sales Footprint

        18.3.5. Channel Footprint

        18.3.6. Strategy Overview

            18.3.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.3.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.3.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.4. A. Costantino & C. S.P.A

        18.4.1. Overview

        18.4.2. Product Portfolio

        18.4.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.4.4. Sales Footprint

        18.4.5. Channel Footprint

        18.4.6. Strategy Overview

            18.4.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.4.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.4.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.5. Sopropeche S.A.

        18.5.1. Overview

        18.5.2. Product Portfolio

        18.5.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.5.4. Sales Footprint

        18.5.5. Channel Footprint

        18.5.6. Strategy Overview

            18.5.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.5.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.5.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.6. Mukka Sea Food Industries Private Limited

        18.6.1. Overview

        18.6.2. Product Portfolio

        18.6.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.6.4. Sales Footprint

        18.6.5. Channel Footprint

        18.6.6. Strategy Overview

            18.6.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.6.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.6.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.7. Bio-Oregon Protein, Inc.

        18.7.1. Overview

        18.7.2. Product Portfolio

        18.7.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.7.4. Sales Footprint

        18.7.5. Channel Footprint

        18.7.6. Strategy Overview

            18.7.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.7.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.7.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.8. FF Skagen AS

        18.8.1. Overview

        18.8.2. Product Portfolio

        18.8.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.8.4. Sales Footprint

        18.8.5. Channel Footprint

        18.8.6. Strategy Overview

            18.8.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.8.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.8.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.9. Diana Aqua

        18.9.1. Overview

        18.9.2. Product Portfolio

        18.9.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.9.4. Sales Footprint

        18.9.5. Channel Footprint

        18.9.6. Strategy Overview

            18.9.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.9.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.9.6.3. Channel Strategy

    18.10. TripleNine Group A/S

        18.10.1. Overview

        18.10.2. Product Portfolio

        18.10.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

        18.10.4. Sales Footprint

        18.10.5. Channel Footprint

        18.10.6. Strategy Overview

            18.10.6.1. Marketing Strategy

            18.10.6.2. Product Strategy

            18.10.6.3. Channel Strategy

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