Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Commercial Fishing” report to their offering.

The US commercial fishing industry includes about 2,000 companies with combined annual revenue of $4 billion. No major companies dominate the industry, which is highly fragmented.

The commercial fishing industry includes the wild catching of finfish, shellfish, and other marine products from their natural habitat. Seafood processing and distribution and fish farming (aquaculture) are covered in separate industry profiles.

Demand is driven by domestic trends in fish consumption and competition from imports. The profitability of individual companies depends on maximizing yield without depleting stocks. Industrial fisheries have advantages in fleet size and access to experienced crew members. Small-scale and artisan fisheries can compete effectively by serving a local market or by specializing in ultra-fresh fish.

Industry revenue is evenly split between shellfish and finfish.

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