Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market Size, By Technology (Acid Hydrolysis, Enzymatic Hydrolysis), By Form (Powder, Paste, Liquid), By Source (Anchovy, Tilapia, Tuna, Sardine, Atlantic Salmon, Crustacean, Molluscs, Codfish), By Application (Animal Feed [Poultry {Broilers, Layers}, Swine, Calves, Aquaculture {Salmon, Trouts, Shrimps}, Equine], Pet Food [Cat, Dog], Food (Flavor Enhancers, Functional Food, Infant Formulation, Nutraceuticals, Sports Nutrition, Protein Supplements, Elderly Food Formulation, Clinicals), Cosmetics [By Protein Type {Collagen (Glycine, Hydroxylysine, Proline), Elastin, Keratin}], Agriculture [Fertilizers, Protection, Elicitor], Pharmaceutical), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI3071  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 790   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Growth of fish protein hydrolysates industry is driven by surging demand for animal feed

Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market surpassed USD 390 million globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow over 5.2% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.

Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market

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Fish protein hydrolysate is a mixture of degraded proteins obtained by the protein hydrolysis of fish material or fish. The hydrolysis process breaks down the proteins which make up fish tissues into smaller peptides and finally into amino acids. The product is obtained by treating fish meat with enzymes such as alcalase, chymotrypsin, pepsin or trypsin.

These substances are generally soluble, free-flowing spray dried powders which contain about 2–20 amino acids. The amino acid content of these products depends on the enzymatic parameters such as pH value, time of reaction and type of enzyme. They are also produced in liquid form, which is a watery mixture of hydrolyzed proteins difficult to transport and unstable for prolonged storage.

The healthy market demand is attributed to the easy digestibility of these substances which contain most amino acids, thus making them well-suited for animal feed. They contain high-quality peptides which plays vital role in animal feed, primarily in fish, poultry and livestock market. The market growth is triggered by various product benefits such as improving intestinal function, morphology and disease resistance in calves, chickens, pigs and fish.

Canada Feed Regulations, 1983, SOR/83-593, Schedule IV, Class 5 which state that condensed and dehydrated fish protein hydrolysate must be free from undigested solids, bones and scales may hamper the market growth. The regulation mandates that the minimum protein content in these products should not be less than 30% for condensed hydrolysate and not less than 80% for dehydrated products.

Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 390 Million (USD)
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR: 5.2% 2025 Value Projection: 555 Million (USD)
Pages: 790 Tables, Charts & Figures: 999
Geographies covered (24): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Technology, Form, Source, & Applications
Companies covered (33): SOPROPECHE, Diana Aqua (Symrise Ag), Diana Pet Food, Copalis Sea Solutions, Scanbio Marine Group, Bio-Marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd, Hofseth Biocare ASA, Janatha Fish Meal & Oil Products, Marutham Bio Ages Innovation (P) Ltd., Green Fertilizer Solution, SAMPI, Nutrifish, Drammatic Organic Fertilizer, C.R. Brown Enterprises, Great Pacific BioProducts Ltd., TC Union Agrotech, Alaska Protein Recovery, Rossyew, Green Earth Industries LLC, Neptune’s Harvest, Sociedad Pesquera Landes Sa, BlueWave Marine Ingredients, TripleNine, Fish IT Ltd, Shenzhen Taier Biotechnology, Zymtech Production AS, Proper Nutrition, Natural Factors, Aroma New Zealand, Omega Protein, Advance International, Inc., United Fisheries, Koninklijke DSM N.V.
Growth Drivers:
  • Government mandates regarding fish waste disposal
  • High amino acid content
  • North America:Rising food security issues may increase fertilizer demand
  • Increasing demand for natural and organic beauty products
  • Europe:Growing fish protein hydrolysate demand for food applications
  • Asia Pacific
  • Expansion of aquaculture industry
  • 2 Rising demand for fertilizers to increase crop yields
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High production cost
  • Restrictions on fish catches affecting fish protein hydrolysates production

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The demand for enzymatic hydrolysis technology to rise pertaining to its high production efficiency

The market is segmented on the basis of technology into acid, autolytic and enzymatic hydrolysis. Enzymatic hydrolysis involves the addition of proteolytic enzymes to fish to speed up the hydrolysis process and obtain a mixture of protein components. Healthy market opportunities arise from the high efficiency of this production method which yields a high content of noncomplex peptides that are easier to break down in the intestine.

The substantial market share of fish protein hydrolysate obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis owes to its high nutrient content ideal for animal nutrition, pharmaceutical, cosmetic & food additives. The usage of enzymes makes the hydrolysis process more controllable. Enzymatic hydrolysis helps improve the functional properties of proteins when it is conducted under controlled conditions.

Fish protein hydrolysate demand stimulated by high nutrient content of the powder form

Global Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market from Powder Form

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The fish protein hydrolysates industry is bifurcated into powder, liquid and paste forms. Powder form is a spray dried, amorphous and free-flowing substance which is rich in denatured proteins. The tremendous market demand is described to its extensive use in industrial fermentation, organic fertilizer and vet feed for poultry, piglets, aqua feed, furbearing animals & pet food industry.

Powder form is off-white in color, readily soluble in water and low in fat. New market opportunities should arise owing to product adoption as an ideal soil or foliar fertilizer for all types of plants. It has better nutritive and functional properties as compared to fish protein concentrate. Powder form helps in convenient storage, transportation and improves pellet quality. 

Fish protein hydrolysates demand from anchovy is attributed to its excellent amino acid composition

Global Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market By Anchovy   

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Based on source, the market is segmented into anchovy, tilapia, tuna, sardine, Atlantic salmon, crustacean, molluscs, and codfish. Fish protein hydrolysate from anchovy is rich in trace elements and vitamins. The market size should rise owing to the favorable composition and high content of amino acids in the product.

Anchovies naturally contain various endogenous enzymes such as cathepsin, chymotrypsin, and trypsin which assist in the hydrolyzation of proteins. Ample market opportunities for anchovy-based products exist pertaining to their ability to scavenge hydroxyl radicals, and antioxidant properties which makes them well-suited for functional and nutritional food products.

Fish protein hydrolysate demand largely credited to pet food application segment

Global Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market By Pet Food Application

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The market is segmented by application into animal feed, pet food, food, cosmetics, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. Fish protein hydrolysate contributes to stress reduction, immune functions and weight management in pets. It offers the nutritional benefits of high protein content, excellent digestibility and suitability to hypoallergenic formulations.

These hydrolysates help improve the palatability of dog food by imparting a taste & smell which is desirable to dogs. They are ideal for dogs suffering from allergies as hydrolysates are composed of smaller molecules of degraded proteins which do not trigger an allergic reaction. The substantial market share is a result of the product role as an inexpensive source of vital amino acids.

These substances are ideal for cats suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. Cat food based on fish protein hydrolysates as the sole protein source reduces the total number of ingredients and lowers stress on the digestive system. The market size should grow further as these hydrolysates have a calming effect on cats and improve brain function.

North America to remain an attractive destination for fish protein hydrolysates industry growth

The North America fish protein hydrolysate market demand should register over 4% gains by 2025. These substances help enhance the rate of tissue regeneration and antioxidation which makes them ideal for cosmeceuticals. The significant market demand is attributed to young consumers who increasingly prefer artisanal, locally-manufactured cosmetic products based on natural ingredients.

Fish protein hydrolysates help reduce the rate of aging caused by repeated exposure to UV light. These products are increasingly being used in various cosmetic products such as moisture creams, shampoos and lotions pertaining to their potent antimicrobial activity and conditioning action. The cosmetics ingredients market offers substantial growth potential for these fish protein hydrolysates as they do not have any adverse or toxic effects on human health or the environment.

Market competitiveness is driven by strategic acquisitions among industry participants

The global fish protein hydrolysate industry share is moderately fragmented and includes various market players such as SOPROPECHE, Diana Aqua, Copalis Sea Solutions, Hofseth Biocare ASA, TripleNine, and ScanBio Marine Group.  Market leaders are primarily engaged in strategic acquisitions to expand their distribution network, widen their product portfolio and achieve technological expertise.

3D Corporate Solutions, a pet food ingredient provider based in the U.S. acquired  marine protein manufacturer BlueWave Marine Ingredients in September 2015. This acquisition expands the distribution network of 3D Corporate Solution beyond North America and helps it meet rising demand from the functional food industry. This acquisition helps BlueWave utilize 3D’s marketing capabilities to offer its patented proteins to customers.

The fish protein hydrolysate market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025 for the following segments:

By Technology

  • Acid hydrolysis
  • Autolytic hydrolysis
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis

By Form

  • Powder
  • Paste
  • Liquid

By Source

  • Anchovy
  • Tilapia
  • Tuna
  • Sardine
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Crustacean
  • Molluscs
  • Codfish
  • Others

By Application

  • Animal feed
    • Poultry      
      • Broilers
      • Layers
    • Swine
    • Calves
    • Aquaculture
      • Salmon
      • Trouts
      • Shrimps
      • Others
    • Equine
  • Pet food
    • Dog
    • Cat
  • Food
    • Flavor enhancer
    • Functional food
    • Infant formula
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Sports nutrition
    • Protein supplements
    • Elderly food formulation
    • Clinicals
    • Others
  • Cosmetics
    • Collagen
      • Glycine
      • Hydroxylysine
      • Proline
    • Elastin
    • Keratin
  • Agriculture
    • Fertilizers
    • Protection
    • Elicitor
  • Pharmaceuticals

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Netherlands
    • Denmark
    • Norway
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Vietnam
    • Australia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Peru
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Fish protein hydrolysate is a mixture of degraded proteins obtained by the protein hydrolysis of fish material or fish. The hydrolysis process breaks down the proteins which make up fish tissues into smaller peptides and finally into amino acids.
SOPROPECHE, Diana Aqua, Copalis Sea Solutions, Hofseth Biocare ASA, TripleNine and ScanBio Marine Group are the major players in the global market.
Rising demand for natural feed ingredients and growing protein consumption in human diet will be key driving factors for the growth of the global industry.
North America market is expected to witness 4% CAGR up to 2025. Increasing consumer preference for weight management of pets will favor the regional landscape.

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