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. The 2013 Census of Aquaculture estimated sales at $1.37 billion.
ERS provides monthly data on the domestic aquaculture industry and U.S. trade in aquacultural products.
The Aquaculture Data provide 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.