CLEVELAND — US aquaculture production is forecast to increase 2.1% annually in volume terms through 2022, according to Aquaculture: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. The rising promotion of fish as part of a healthy diet will continue to increase demand for fish products. However, because of the limited availability of space for new fish farms, increased domestic demand will have to be met through further intensification of farming methods on already densely populated fish farms or through imports. Also restraining growth in aquaculture production is the continued debate in the US regarding the benefits of farmed versus wild-caught fish.
These and other key insights are featured in Aquaculture: United States. This report forecasts to 2022 US aquaculture production in whole-fish pounds before processing and nominal US dollars at the farm-gate level.
Total production in volume and value terms is segmented by product in terms of:
- salmon and trout
- other finfish such as bass, carp, cod, river eels, smelts, and tuna
- shrimp and prawns
- other shellfish such as crab, lobster, mussels, squid, and octopus
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