Aquaculture Data

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. 

NOTE: USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has suspended the catfish processors’ survey. Therefore, USDA, Economic Research Service tables containing data obtained from NASS on catfish processors are not being updated.

NOTE: Product lines reported in the aquaculture trade tables are based on ERS aggregations of 10-digit HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) and Schedule B codes intended to encompass all of the product forms, types and varieties that are commonly associated with each particular aquaculture category. Updates to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and to Schedule B are made routinely to account for new or discontinued products, product classifications, and definitions, and as a result, commodity aggregations must also be routinely reviewed. ERS is currently reviewing the product-line aggregations reported in this dataset to ensure that they reflect the latest HTS definitions and include the most appropriate subcategories. The following document contains the current HTS and Schedule B codes that ERS aggregates for imports and exports, respectively. ERS aquaculture trade codes.xls.

More information on current HTS codes is available on the website of the U.S. International Trade Commission here. Schedule B codes for 2017 (from the U.S. Census Bureau) are available here.


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Production and Inventories
Catfish and Trout: Inventories, sales, and prices 4/6/2016
Catfish: Inventory as of January 1st - All Years 4/6/2016
Trade
Aquaculture Trade - Recent years and top countries 4/6/2017 5/5/2017
Aquaculture Trade - All years and all countries 4/6/2017 5/5/2017
Zipped CSV files
ZIP file contains three CSV files: one with domestic catfish and trout data, one with export data, and one with import data 4/6/2017 5/5/2017