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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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Fish & Seafood Aquaculture industry is expected to generate 27.4% of revenue through the sale of farmed catfish in 2015. Catfish is one of the most popular forms of seafood eaten in the United States. They are also relatively easy and inexpensive to farm and their farming does little damage to the environment in which they are raised. They are primarily raised in Mississippi, Louisiana and other parts of the Deep South where they have been cultivated in farms since the 1960's. This segment of industry revenue has fallen over the past five years, as the increased prevalence of less expensive imported fish has lowered demand for, and sales of, domestically farmed catfish... 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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