In the long term, the industry will benefit from measures taken to prevent overfishing, such as the license buyback scheme. This scheme will have broad ranging implications for industry revenue. It may reduce the number of establishments given the paucity of licenses, but it may also allow larger catches with fewer operators, increasing economies of scale and possibly make those companies that remain more profitable.
Operators in this industry primarily catch finfish, shellfish and miscellaneous marine products for commercial sale with little to no alteration or further processing. Aquaculture is excluded, and operators that realize the bulk of their revenue through fish processing are also excluded.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.