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Fish & Seafood Aquaculture in the US: Market Research Report

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Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Market Research Report | NAICS 11251 | Feb 2016

Plenty of fish: Low yields from wild fish stocks will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Fish & Seafood Aquaculture market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
10,440
Businesses
2,807
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fish and Seafood Aquaculture industry has experienced slow growth over the past five years. Given that the vast majority of industry revenue is derived from sales of fish, mollusks and crustaceans that will be processed into food products, this industry's success is tied to levels of seafood consumption. Per capita seafood consumption in the United States has declined over the past five years, putting strain on industry operators. However, increases in the price of seafood, combined with a healthy export market, have helped industry revenue growth. The industry is expected to continue to grow marginally over the five years to 2021... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Fish and Seafood Aquaculture industry has low barriers to entry. Establishing a small catfish farm in the Southeast requires little capital investment. A plot of water or pond must be secured and fenced in and then filled with catfish. Small scale fish farm operations simply require the routine feeding and observation of fish as well as occasional maintenance in the event of damage to the fish enclosure. Oyster, clam and some other mollusk aquaculture farms do not require feeding as these organisms survive by simply eating algae and other materials naturally found in water.

Import competition

When capital costs are coupled with the constrained growth prospects associated with import competitiveness, lenders are likely to regard the activity as a high risk... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry?

Companies in this industry farm aquatic animals or plants in controlled aquatic environments. Industry operators use some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as holding in captivity and protecting from predators, pests and disease. This industry does not including the fishing and harvesting of wild fish and shellfish, an activity which is including under the Fishing industry (11411).

Industry Products
CatfishOther food fishMollusksMiscellaneous aquacultureCrustaceansOrnamental fishBait fishSport fish
 
Industry Activities
Raising and harvesting finfish (e.g. catfish, trout, tilapia and minnows)Raising and harvesting shellfish (e.g. clams, oysters, crustaceans, mollusks and shrimp)Raising and harvesting ornamental fish (e.g. goldfish and tropical fish)Raising and harvesting aquacultural species to augment or replenish wild habitatsRaising and harvesting other aquaculture (e.g. seaweed, alligators, frogs and turtles)


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