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

The Fish and Seafood Aquaculture industry has grown sluggishly over the five years to 2018. The majority of industry revenue is derived from sales of fish and shellfish used to produce seafood, the consumption of which has grown over the past five years. However, an influx of inexpensive imports has hurt the industry, with imports accounting for an increasing share of domestic demand over the past five years. Despite strong competition from imports, the industry is expected to grow over the five years to 2023. The industry has the potential to grow at a much faster rate if legislation is passed to allow aquaculture farms to operate in the open ocean...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising seafood demand has tempered the effect of declining seafood prices
  • The industry could be even more dominated by imports if not for import restrictions on Chinese aquaculture
  • The industry is likely to endure intense competition from imports
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Fish and Seafood Aquaculture industry is currently in the mature stage of its life cycle. The majority of industry operators are small fish and shellfish farmers that use breeding, raising and harvesting techniques that have not fundamentally changed for decades. Fish and seafood, although more popular in Asian nations, form a common staple of American diets. Downstream food processors market a variety of fresh and frozen options that are readily available in grocery stores and stand-alone fish markets across the country. Recent health concerns about the fat content of red meats has prompted a migration toward alternative protein sources such as fish and seafood, but high prices relative to other substitutes such as chicken and eggs have limited domestic growth...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry are

  • Access to the necessary amount of land/type of property
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from seafood preparation and Demand from fish and seafood wholesaling in the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture industry impact industry performance..

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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 include the fishing and harvesting of wild fish and shellfish, an activity which is included in the Fishing industry (IBISWorld report 11411).

    Industry Products
  • Catfish
  • Other food fish
  • Mollusks
  • Miscellaneous aquaculture
  • Crustaceans
  • Ornamental fish
  • Bait fish
  • Sport 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 habitats
  • Raising and harvesting other aquaculture (e.g. seaweed, alligators, frogs and turtles)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from seafood preparation
  • Demand from fish and seafood wholesaling
  • Per capita seafood consumption
  • Price of seafood
  • Price of feed
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Chinese aquaculture
  • Domestic seafood consumption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Domestic demand
  • Profit
  • Uncharted waters
  • Table: Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Seafood Preparation
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Fish & Seafood Markets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Electronic & Computer Repair Services
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Machinery Maintenance & Heavy Equipment Repair Services
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Catfish
  • Other food fish
  • Mollusks
  • Miscellaneous aquaculture
  • Crustaceans
  • Ornamental fish
  • Bait fish
  • Sport fish
  • Chart: Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price of seafood
  • Income
  • Health concerns

  • Major Markets
  • Fish and seafood processors
  • Wholesale distributors
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Direct to consumer
  • Recreational stocking
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fish & Seafood Aquaculture

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita seafood consumption (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • The controlled breeding, rearing and harvesting of fish and seafood in either freshwater or saltwater.
  • Crustaceans
  • A large grouping of aquatic arthropods that includes lobsters, prawns, shrimp, crayfish and crabs.
  • Mollusks
  • A large grouping of aquatic invertebrates that includes squid, octopuses, mussels, clams and oysters.
  • Shellfish
  • A fisheries term for shellbearing mollusks and crustaceans. Does not include nonshellbearing mollusks such as squids.
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