In too deep: Margin growth may be dampened by competition from the aquaculture industry

Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.9%. Consumer health consciousness has led to increases in both the absolute consumption of fish per capita as well as the diversity of fish eaten in the United Kingdom. This has benefited the industry over the past five-year period by raising prices, despite the falling volume of seafood catches towards the middle of the period. Relaxations in regulation related to the Common Fisheries Policy has reduced wasteful discarding of fish and increased the efficiency of industry operators, supporting profit margins. Margins have also benefited from rising numbers of operators joining fish producer organisations and increasing their bargaining power with downstream more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The decrease in the mackerel quota in Scotland is likely to stymie revenue in the current year
  • Increased regulation meant industry margins started the period at a low base
  • A rise in real household disposable income encourages consumers to purchase more fish
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The composition of the Marine Fishing Industry in the United Kingdom is dependent on the number of vessels, capacity and power. Business locations are segmented by the share of revenue generated in each region.ScotlandScotland is estimated to contribute the most to industry revenue in the current year. An estimated 51.4% of industry revenue is generated in Scotland due to the highest proportional share of catches. Scotland is the largest marine fishing area in the United Kingdom, accounting for approximately 60% of all seafood caught in the United Kingdom. Scottish fisheries catch a variety of fish, from high-margin catches such as salmon and shellfish to low-margin catches such as herring and mackerel, in the North Sea and the waters off the West of Scotland. A s...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Marine Fishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Marine Fishing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Must have licence
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Landed price index of seafood and Seafood catch volumes in the Marine Fishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Marine Fishing Industry?

    Operators in this industry fish for wild seafood in oceanic and coastal waters. A range of gear is used to carry out these activities, including nets, lines and stationary traps.

    Industry Products
  • Demersal fish
  • Pelagic fish
  • Shellfish
  • Industry Activities
  • Line fishing
  • Trawling
  • Crustacean trapping
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Landed price index of seafood
  • Seafood catch volumes
  • Demand from seafood processing
  • Household expenditure on fish
  • Health consciousness
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Diversification of demand
  • Regulation
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Change in consciousness
  • Regulatory changes
  • Going overboard
  • Carp-e diem
  • Table: Marine Fishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Marine Fishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Seafood Retailers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boat Repair & Maintenance
  • Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Shellfish
  • Demersal fish
  • Pelagic fish
  • Chart: Marine Fishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Seafood processors
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Marine Fishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Marine Fishing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Marine Fishing 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 Marine Fishing 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 Marine Fishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Demersal Fish
  • Fish that live on or near the sea floor in sandy, muddy or rocky environments.
  • Discarding
  • The practice of returning unwanted fish into the sea after vessel quota has been reached.
  • Pelagic Fish
  • Fish that live in the upper waters of the sea.
  • Shellfish
  • Aquatic shelled molluscs found in saltwater and freshwater environments.
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