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Marine Fishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Marine Fishing Market Research Report | SIC A03.110 | Nov 2016

Off the hook: Rising health consciousness has supported growth, despite recent uncertainty

The Marine Fishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has benefited from a general rise in health consciousness in recent years
  • The weak pound following the referendum is expected to limit import competition, benefiting operators
  • Rising environmental concerns are expected to support intensifying competition from aquaculture
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Marine Fishing in the United Kingdom has been hampered by choppy operating conditions over the past five years. At the beginning of the five-year period through 2016-17, restrictive quota levels and low consumer demand placed downward pressure on industry revenue. Additionally, rising competition from the aquaculture industry is also expected to have hampered industry demand. However, in recent years increased health consciousness has boosted industry demand, as consumers have begun to realise the health benefits of omega-3 fish oils. Stock levels of many marine species have improved as a result of previous fishing restrictions. However, the size and value of UK landings has decreased in recent years. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.9%... purchase to read more

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.


Scotland is estimated to contribute the most to industry revenue in the current year. Scotland has the highest share price of capacity accounting for 32% of the vessels in the United Kingdom. Scotland is the largest marine fishing area in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 60% of all seafood caught in the country being derived from Scotland. Scottish fisheries land fish 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. Sco.. 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
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Must have licence
  • 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... purchase to read more


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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 fishPelagic fishShellfish
    Industry Activities
    Line fishing TrawlingCrustacean trapping

    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
  • 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
  • Regulatory reforms
  • International market
  • Fishy business
  • Netting a profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthy eating
  • Referendum Effect
  • Going overboard
  • Swimming against the current
  • Profitability
  • Table: Marine Fishing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Marine Fishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Seafood Retailers
  • Consumers
  • 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
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Marine Fishing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Marine Fishing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Marine Fishing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Marine Fishing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Demersal Fish
  • Fish that live on or near the sea floor in sandy, muddy or rocky environments.
  • Pelagic Fish
  • Fish that live in the upper waters of the sea.
  • Shellfish
  • Shellfish are aquatic shelled molluscs found in saltwater and freshwater environments.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Marine Fishing market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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