Big fish: Exports of premium produce have boosted revenue over the past five years

The Fishing and Aquaculture industry has displayed subdued growth over the past five years. The Quota Management System, which is in place to improve the sustainability of fish and seafood stocks, limits fishing operations. While aquaculture activity is growing, it represents a comparatively small share of revenue and has not provided a significant boost to the industry's performance. Additionally, price declines in the domestic price of other sources of protein, such as poultry, have limited domestic demand for industry products over the past five years. However, the depreciation of the New Zealand dollar has supported export markets and industry growth over the past five years, by improving the competitiveness of New Zealand caught and farmed fish and seafood in overseas more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong demand from export markets for premium seafood products has driven industry growth
  • The Quota Management System limits catch volumes to support the industry’s long-term prospects
  • Export volumes to South Korea are expected to grow, boosted by tariff reductions and high demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    New Zealand's main fishing areas are the Marlborough, Canterbury, Auckland, Northland, and Southland regions. Together, these areas are estimated to account for approximately 53% of industry establishments. However, New Zealand has rights to a vast area of ocean, called an exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The EEZ covers an area of over four million square kilometres, significantly larger than the country's land mass.Aquaculture largely focuses on the same regions as the overall industry. King salmon are mostly farmed in Marlborough and Southland, with minor operations in Canterbury. Tidal areas and estuaries at the top of the North Island house the bulk of oyster farms. Oysters benefit from being washed by two tides per day in these areas, ensuring a clean and safe final product. Mus...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fishing and Aquaculture Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fishing and Aquaculture are:

  • Must have licence
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Seafood consumption and Trade-weighted index in the Fishing and Aquaculture industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fishing and Aquaculture in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily catch fish and other seafood. In addition, some industry players breed and farm finfish, molluscs and crustaceans.

    Industry Products
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Molluscs and other invertebrates
  • Industry Activities
  • Fishing of finfish, molluscs and crustaceans
  • Onshore and offshore farming of finfish, molluscs and crustaceans
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Seafood consumption
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from seafood processing
  • Domestic price of fish and other seafood

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • The Quota Management System
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Aquaculture
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boatbuilding and Repair Services in New Zealand
  • Shipbuilding and Repair Services in New Zealand
  • Telecommunications Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Fish
  • Molluscs and other invertebrates
  • Crustaceans
  • Chart: Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price and quality
  • The Quota Management System

  • Major Markets
  • Seafood processors
  • Exports to China
  • Fish and seafood wholesalers
  • Other export markets
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fishing and Aquaculture Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fishing and Aquaculture Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sanford Limited, New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited,
  • Table: Sanford Limited - financial performance
  • Table: New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fishing and Aquaculture 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 Fishing and Aquaculture Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A location where a freshwater stream or river meets and mixes with the ocean.
  • Fishery
  • An area where fish are caught.
  • Quota Management System
  • A quota system set up to manage and protect fish stocks.
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