Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth
12-17
1.8%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
10,270
Business
2,874

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in disposable income is expected to stifle the decline in per capita domestic seafood consumption
  • China’s lax food safety regulations raised concerns over the safety of Chinese aquaculture products
  • Imports will continue to challenge the viability of many US aquaculture farms

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    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...

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    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. The..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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 under the Fishing industry (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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Imports
  • Chinese aquaculture
  • Exports
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fish & Seafood Aquaculture Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita seafood consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aquaculture
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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