Demand for insect protein within the aquafeed market still exceeds supply by a wide margin, however, recent investments will hoist global production over the 200,000-metric-ton mark by 2030 marking a major "turning point" for the sector.

Only 10,000 metric tons of insect protein is produced today, requiring additional financial muscle as well as research and development to get to the forecasted figure reported in Rabobank's recent analysis of the feed ingredient.