Seafood consumers are a fairly small group compared to those who buy beef, pork and chicken. But theyre also a lucrative group that spends more money on groceries each week and are therefore worth courting, according to a recent Food Marketing Institute report.
How much does it cost to start a fish farm?
As a rough guide, assuming production of 3000 pounds of catfish per acre sold wholesale to a fish processing plant, at least $3,000 per acre will be required for start up and operating costs. This includes minimal or shared equipment, low cost pond construction, feed and fingerlings.
Which fish farming is most profitable?
Atlantic salmon For the last 30 years, the high end of fish farming has been dominated by Atlantic salmon, a $15.4-billion industry. Atlantic salmon has become one of the most profitable fish to grow and is slightly better than chicken in terms of how well it converts feed into body mass.