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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

The Fish & Seafood Aquaculture market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Fish and Seafood Aquaculture industry has a low level of concentration. The vast majority of industry operators are small individual fish or shellfish farms. While there are a number of large companies involved in the broader US seafood sector (which includes the Fishing and Fish and Seafood industries), most of them do not farm fish.

The majority of aquaculture in the United States is currently conducted in freshwater, partially due to restrictions over the building and operation of aquaculture farms in the ocean. However, legislation concerning the possibility of the government issuing aquaculture licenses between three and 200 nautical miles offshore has been in discussion in Congress since 2007... 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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