Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After a period of severe downturns due to the recent oil spill and declining demand, industry revenue will marginally improve over the next five years. As the economy begins to recover, consumers will choose to eat out more and make healthier food choices, driving industry demand. However, the industry will continue to be threatened by imports and competition from wild fisheries and other sources of lean protein... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Fish & Seafood Aquaculture industry is heavily concentrated in the Southeastern United States, which accounts for an estimated 57.6% of industry establishments. Catfish farming, the largest segment of industry activity, is done almost exclusively in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and other neighboring states. In addition, the region is home to large crustacean aquaculture operations. Louisiana is particularly well-suited to the farming of many types of fish, crustacean and mollusk species, and as a result accounts for an impressive estimated 16.3% of industry locations.
As the location to which the Mississippi river basin drains, the waters in Louisiana and surrounding states are particularly rich in food and nutrients for fish... purchase to read more