Aquaculture is the production of aquatic animals and plants under controlled conditions for all or parts of their lifecycles. Interest in aquacultural production is on the rise because restrictions on the wild harvest of many seafood species may diminish wild harvest seafood supplies. According to the 2018 Census of Aquaculture the total sales of aquaculture product was $1.5 billion.
Note: ERS monthly data on the domestic aquaculture industry and U.S. trade in aquacultural products is no longer being updated.
Aquaculture Data provides monthly statistics on domestically grown catfish and trout, and U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters.