Seafood Market (By Type: Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusca, Cephalopods, Ground fish, Salmonids, Pelagics, Tuna, Others; By Application: Retails, Food Service, Institutions; By Nature: Organic, Conventional; By Source: Farm Raised, Wild Caught; By End Use: Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Industrial, Biotechnology, Household Retail; By Category; By Distribution Channel) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global seafood market size was estimated at USD 163.1 billion in 2021 and it is expected to hit around USD 210.4 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 2.87% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Seafood Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaway:

  • By type, the fish segment has contributed 56% market share in 2021.
  • By application, the retail application segment hit 69% market share in 2021.
  • The food services segment is growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2022 to 2030.
  • The Asia-Pacific accounted highest market share of over 39.6% in 2021.

Growth Factors

The global seafood market size is expected to witness growth during the forecast years as there is an increasing demand for exotic seafood and an increase in the number of restaurants are providing the seafood. As the tastes of the individuals are changing and the eating habits of the individual is also changing the demand for seafood’s will grow from various food sectors. Seafood is popular amongst many nations as it is an important source of protein fatty acid vitamins and minerals which are the best for anybody. Seafood consists of various aquatic animals, molluscs and fishes. Fish and shellfish provide omega-3 fatty acids which are extremely helpful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Omega3 fatty acids are extremely beneficial for hair and skin health. There's an increasing importance of domestic markets in the major seafood producing countries and they shall help in contributing to the expansion of the seafood market. Various government policies which are associated with the expansion of the seafood industry is providing many opportunities for the regional and the local vendors.

During the pandemic the seafood market had gone down drastically as all the hotels and outlets of seafood were closed down. Due to the restrictions imposed by the government and the social distancing norms the seafood market had a major downfall. As the dine-in restaurants were shut down during the pandemic the seafood industry was also largely hit

The demand for exotic seafood has grown drastically in the recent years. Various varieties of seafood are offered across donations which helps in the growth of the global seafood market. The health benefits of seafood will contribute to the growth in the coming years. A growing emphasis on developing tasty and healthy seafood and increased awareness regarding the health benefits of the consumption of this food shell contribute to the growing demand for seafood. As new methods are used for fish breeding and different methods of fish traps are harnessing or increasing the growth of the global seafood market.

Seafood is a proteinaceous fat free food which is very popular among the consumers globally. An increase in the responsible income and improvement and economic conditions shall propel market growth in developing economies. In the Asia Pacific and the North American market the consumers are shifting their consumption to these premium goods and services. Many seafood restaurants are offering sustainable seafood options. Collaboration of the fish farmers or the fishermen with various retailers,’ distributors or the restaurants shall provide a solution for these environmental issues all of these factors collectively contribute towards the growth of the seafood market globally.

Report Scope of the Seafood Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 167.78 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 210.4 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 2.87%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Application, Nature, Source, End Use, Category, Distribution Channel, and Geography
Companies Mentioned Grupo Nueva Pescanova, Mark Food Inc., Inland Seafood, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Kyokuyo Co. Ltd., Stone Seafood Company, Cuulong Fish, Royal Greenland, Marine Harvest ASA, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., Thai Union Frozen Products, Abba Seafoods, John Westfoods, EWOS Group, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Skretting, Dongwon Industries C, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Austevoll, Trident Seafoods, Pacific American Fish Co. (PAFCO), Slade Gordon & Co., East Coast Seafood


Segments Insight

Type Insights

On the basis of the type, the fish segment had the largest market growth till the recent years. The fish segment is expected to have a dominant market share during the forecast period. As fish is a high protein alternative there is a growing demand and growing popularity of the fish segment across many developing and the developed nations across the globe. As the number of meat eaters is increasing the demand for fish is also increasing due to the health benefits of eating it. Fish is a low fat diet which is extremely beneficial as it provides omega-3 fatty acids. There is an increased consumption of fish across many nations with prevailing heart conditions. Omega three fatty acids are extremely beneficial for people with cardiovascular ailments. Fish provides high protein low saturated fat diet. Vitamin AB and omega-3 fatty acids are extremely essential in maintaining the health especially the eyes and the brain. 

As the production or synthesis of omega-3 is not possible in the body it is extremely important that seafood is a part of the diet. The presence of omega-3 and fatty acids in the fish give the brain a much needed boost and also helps in keeping the heart healthy. The consumption of fish is increasing among the people with dry skin in order to preserve the skin moisture. Consumption of fish also helps in reducing the joint stiffness and decreasing the stiffness due to arthritis. They have much anti-inflammatory effect for people with stiff joints. The demand for Mollusca segment is also expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the retail segment has is the largest contributor to the market. The retail segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The increasing popularity of seafood and the benefits provided by the seafood among the consumers is attributed to the growing demands as an improvement in the supply channels and affordability for seafood the market is expected to grow across the globe. The retail segments provide convenience and various options like home deliveries this segment is expected to grow.

Seafood Market Share, By Application, 2021 (%)

In many developed nations and the developing nations there are dual income households. As there's an increased disposable income and low time for cooking meals the retail sector is expected to grow. Rapidly increasing fast food restaurants cafes and seafood outlets along with a growing trend of eating out on various occasions or providing a boost to the growth of the market.

Seafood Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenuie Share in 2021 (%)
North America 20.70%
Asia Pacific 39.60%
Europe 29.40%
Latin America 6%
MEA 4.30%


Regional Insights

On the basis of region, the Asia Pacific market is the most prominent regional market for the growth of the seafood. Asia Pacific market is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. As there is an increase in the disposable income and a rising number of fast-food restaurants that serve seafood this segment is expected to grow during the forecast period. Maximum revenue was generated in China in global comparison which was about US$ 82.73 billion. The fish and the seafood segment is expected to show a volume growth of 2.7% in the year 2023.

International trade plays a very important role in the economic development of the Asia Pacific region amongst the specific nations China is the largest exporter and fish producer. There's an increase in the production and export of seafood in many developing countries and this is expected to help in the growth of the Asia Pacific seafood market over the forecast period.

Segments Covered in the Report

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By Type

  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Mollusca
  • Cephalopods
  • Ground fish
  • Salmonids
  • Pelagics
  • Tuna
  • Others

By Application

  • Retails
  • Food Service
  • Institutions

By Nature

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Source

  • Farm Raised
  • Wild Caught

By End Use

  • Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial
  • Biotechnology
  • Household Retail

By Category

  • Frozen Seafood
  • Salted Seafood
  • Dried Seafood
  • Smoked Seafood
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Stores
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of seafood market?
The global seafood market size was accounted at USD 163.1 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 210.4 billion by 2030.
What will be the CAGR of global seafood market?
The global seafood market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 2.87% from 2022 to 2030.
Who are the prominent players operating in the seafood market?
The major players operating in the seafood market are Grupo Nueva Pescanova, Mark Food Inc., Inland Seafood, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Kyokuyo Co. Ltd., Stone Seafood Company, Cuulong Fish, Royal Greenland, Marine Harvest ASA, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., Thai Union Frozen Products, Abba Seafoods, John Westfoods, EWOS Group, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Skretting, Dongwon Industries C, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Austevoll, Trident Seafoods, Pacific American Fish Co. (PAFCO), Slade Gordon & Co., East Coast Seafood
Which are the driving factors of the seafood market?
Increasing demand for exotic seafood and an increase in the number of restaurants are driving the growth of the seafood market.
Which region will lead the global seafood market?
Asia Pacific region will lead the global seafood market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2242
  • Category:Food and Beverages
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel
  • Published:October 2022

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