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

IBISWorld’s Fishing and Aquaculture in New Zealand market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Growth in the Fishing and Aquaculture industry has been subdued 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 smaller share of revenue and has not yet stimulated strong growth in the industry. In addition, price declines in the domestic price of other sources of protein, such as poultry and pork, have limited domestic demand for industry products over the past five years. However, the sharp depreciation of the New Zealand dollar in 2015-16 supported export markets, buoying industry operators...

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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..

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Additional Insights for the Fishing and Aquaculture Industry

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

  • Must have license
  • 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
    Molluscs and other invertebrates
    Industry Activities
    Fishing of finfish, molluscs and crustaceans
    Onshore and offshore farming of finfish, molluscs and crustaceans

    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
  • Seafood consumption
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from seafood processing
  • Domestic price of fish and other seafood

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Sanford LimitedNew Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited
  • Table: Sanford Limited - financial performance
  • Table: New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fishing and Aquaculture Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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