Fish and Seafood

U.S. Fish and Seafood Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$5.27 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
1 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$5.06 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.4% (2012-2021)

Top 10 Markets for Fish and Seafood in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Canada $1.33 Billion
European Union $957.98 Million
China $865.58 Million
Japan $682.69 Million
South Korea $418.9 Million
Hong Kong $179.94 Million
Ukraine $95.94 Million
Thailand $86.24 Million
Mexico $86.07 Million
Vietnam $73.78 Million
Top 10 Fish and Seafood Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Fish and Seafood Exports 2012 - 2021

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Venezuela: A Booming Venezuelan Seafood Industry

Venezuelan seafood production totaled 241,000 MT in 2021, growing by 16 percent compared to 2020. Seafood products are Venezuela’s largest agricultural export, accounting for more than 54 percent of the total value of agricultural exports in 2021.
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Chile: Salmon Overview

Salmon is Chile’s largest food and agricultural export and the second largest total export sector after copper. In 2021, exports totaled 615 thousand metric tons worth $4.8 billion. Production is growing rapidly; Chilean salmon production grew an average of 10.4 percent between 2016 and 2020 and totaled 1.1 million metric tons (MMT) in 2020.
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Netherlands: Dutch Seafood Market Overview

The Netherlands is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s leading importers and exporters of seafood products. The United States was the Netherlands’ 15th largest foreign supplier of seafood in 2021. U.S. exports were dominated by frozen Alaskan Pollock (AP) which represented two-thirds of U.S. seafood trade to the Netherlands.

News and Features

On February 4, 2022, the United States and European Union concluded negotiations to allow for resumption of bilateral trade in bivalve molluscan shellfish.
Contact: WASHINGTON, March 24, 2020 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of...
Contact: WASHINGTON, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several...


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