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Fish and Seafood Processors and Distributors

SIC 2090 & 5146 | NAICS 311710 & 424460

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Seafood Processing / Canning, Smoking, Salting, Drying & Freezing  (view report)
Prepared Frozen Fish Production  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Fisheries of the United States

Annual yearbook publication provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of the commercial fisheries industry in the U.S., with data provided in the "Processed Fishery Products" section of the publication including production of fish sticks, fish portions, and breaded shrimp, production of fresh and frozen fillets and steaks, production of canned products, and production of meal, oil, and industrial products.

Seafood Processing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

GIA Research
Seafood - Frozen, Canned, and Fresh

Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., fresh/frozen/chilled, canned, and cured) for the U.S. and other countries, and global companies profiled including Amalgam Enterprises, Dongwon Group, High Liner Foods Incorporated, Hansung Enterprise Co., and Tri-Marine International.

Global Fish and Seafood Market

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of this market sector on a global basis, with topics covered in the study including market size and forecast by overall global revenue and volume, product segment (e.g., fresh and chilled, canned, frozen, and other), and global geographical region, leading countries, market drivers and challenges, market trends, vendor landscape, and key vendor profiles.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Seafood Processors and Distributors  Search for "3117" and "424460"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Seafood Processing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for companies in this sector that use land-based processing facilities or floating factory ships that provide shipboard processing to clean and pack fresh fish and shellfish; freeze, can, smoke, salt, dry, and pack fish and shellfish products; and process fish meal, oils, and other products.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with job activities performed by personnel in this sector including removing heads, fins, scales, shells, bones, and entrails; freezing, canning, smoking, salting, and drying finfish and shellfish products; and processing marine fats and oils.

Fish and Seafood Distributors

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as purchasing manager, quality assurance manager, inventory control specialist, logistics manager, and delivery driver, with employers for which salary or hourly rate data is provided including Pacific Seafood Group, Trident Seafoods Corporation, Icicle Seafoods, and Ocean Beauty Seafoods.

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Business Valuation Resources

M&A International Inc.
Food & Beverage Report: The Seafood Industry -
A Sea of Buyers Fishing for M&A Opportunities Across the Entire Value Chain

Industry report examines key trends and developments in this market sector on a global basis from a merger and acquisition standpoint, with topics addressed in the "M&A Deal Analysis" section of this publication including analysis by deal volume, target firm analysis by industry segment and geographic market spread, and deal maker analysis by buyer type, value chain activity, and buyer regional origin.

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