Top Players in the Trout Market

Top Players in the Trout Market

The global trout market size reached 988 Thousand Metric Tons in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach 1,157 Thousand Metric Tons by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% during 2024-2032. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top players in the trout market are focusing on expanding their product portfolio to cater to the diversified tastes and preferences of consumers. For instance, they are introducing new and value-added trout products, such as supplements and fillets, due to the shifting preferences of health-conscious consumers toward healthy and protein-rich foods. They are also launching processed, canned, and chilled trout that offer extended shelf life and easy storage. Apart from this, several key players are opting for indirect distribution channels to expand product reach and increase sales. In addition, the leading manufacturers are adopting advanced technologies and digital tools to enhance their trout supply and yield by monitoring and tracking growth and health regularly. Along with this, the development of innovative aquaculture techniques to enhance productivity and control disease outbreaks in numerous trout species is offering lucrative opportunities to key players. Furthermore, the rising investments in research and development (R&D) activities to improve fish farming practices are creating a favorable market outlook.

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World's Largest Trout Companies List:

Albury Estate Fisheries Ltd.

Establishment: 2008
Headquarter: London, United Kingdom

Albury Estate Fisheries Ltd. Provides high-quality fly fishing with four tranquil lakes in Albury in the Surrey Hills and another lake in Syon Park, West London. The Albury Estate Trout Farm offers the finest quality rainbows and browns, and the lakes are specially built for trout fishing, contributing to an excellent fishing experience. Moreover, the company produces top-quality Trouts in different sizes to meet the changing consumer demands and focuses on fish welfare and environmental conservation.

Aquabest Seafood LLC

Establishment: 2009
Headquarter: Miami, Florida, United States

Aquabest Seafood LLC is a leading distributor, producer, and exporter of high-quality farm-raised Fresh Tilapia and Rainbow Trout to North America. It also imports fresh and frozen seafood from around the globe. Some of its brands include Il Pescatore, The Red One, Sea Mart, and South Lake Rainbow Trout. Besides this, the company owns and operates BAP-certified state-of-the-art facilities that produce the highest quality Tilapia and Rainbow Trout. It has a diversified product portfolio, comprising red tilapia, trout whole, tuna, Mahi, steelhead trout, blue crab, lobster, fresh tilapia fillet, scallops, shrimp, and octopus.

JM Clayton Seafood Company

Establishment: 1890
Headquarter: Cambridge, Maryland, United States 

JM Clayton Seafood Company is the world's oldest crab company and a leading supplier of high-quality crabs and seafood to wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and chain stores all over the country. The company markets and sells its products under Epicure and Clayton's brand names. Some of its products include fresh crabmeat, frozen scallops, lobster tails, shrimps, trouts, and snow crab legs.

Cermaq Group AS

Establishment: 1995 
Headquarter: Oslo, Norway

Cermaq Group AS is a leading global company that produces and farms salmon and trout. It has farming operations in Canada, Chile, and Norway, along with a sales office in Miami, US. It is primarily engaged in on-growing and breeding, processing, harvesting, distributing, and selling salmonid species. It is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. Some of its products include Atlantic salmon, trout, and coho. The company is currently focusing its research and development (R&D) efforts toward clean farming and sustainability to reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Clear Springs Foods LLC

Establishment: 1966
Headquarter: Buhl, Idaho, United States

Clear Springs Foods LLC is a leading global producer of farm-raised Rainbow Trout, processing over 20 million pounds a year. From egg to market, it controls every production phase and delivers high-quality seafood products year-round to customers across the world. It operates state-of-the-art facilities and has its own patented automated feed system that delivers a consistent diet of high-protein formulas to enhance the quality of trout species. Furthermore, the company has devoted its research and development (R&D) efforts to modern technology and techniques to improve the overall quality of its water and farms. However, it is now acquired by Riverence Holdings LLC, the largest land-based producer of trout in the Americas. 

Grieg Seafood ASA

Establishment: 1992
Headquarter: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Grieg Seafood ASA is a leading global salmon farming company that specializes in Atlantic salmon. It owns and operates several farming facilities in Finnmark and Rogaland in Norway, British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada, and Shetland in the UK. The company is primarily engaged in breeding, freshwater and seawater farming, harvesting, sales and distribution, and value-added processing of salmon and trout. It is also dedicated to providing healthy seafood products to consumers worldwide while reducing its carbon footprint and improving fish welfare. 

Lerøy Seafood Group ASA

Establishment: 1899
Headquarter: Bergen, Norway

Lerøy Seafood Group ASA is a Norwegian seafood pioneer engaged in the production, processing, marketing, selling, and distributing of salmon and trout. It owns and operates numerous fishing vessels and fish farms, along the coast of Norway. The company has a diversified product portfolio, consisting of salmon, fjord trout, cod, saithe, haddock, and shellfish. It also offers fresh or frozen whole fish and value-added seafood products, including marinated, breaded, mixed, and smoked products. Some of its brands include Lerøy, Norway Seafoods, Mr, Aurora Salmon, Fjord Trout, Arctic Supreme, Sea Eagle, and Fossen. Moreover, it has sales offices in the USA, Japan, and China and production and packaging plants located in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

Mowi ASA

Establishment: 1964
Headquarter: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Mowi ASA is a leading global seafood company and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon, primarily engaged in farming, feed production, and processing salmon and seafood products. It offers whitefish and whole gutted fish, which include organic salmon and Label Rouge. The company's product portfolio comprises numerous value-added products, such as steaks, cutlets, portions, loins, kebabs, and breaded, pre-fried, dusted, marinated fish. Some of its brands include Supreme Salmon, Harbour Salmon, Rebel Fish, Kritsen, Olav's, Northern Harvest Farms, and Morpol. Moreover, it has operations in around 25 countries, including Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland, and the Faroe Islands.

Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC

Establishment: 1940
Headquarter: Wisconsin, United States

Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC is a leading producer of premium quality Rainbow Trout. At present, it owns and operates a fully licensed and FDA/HACCP-certified production facility and employs sustainable aquaculture practices for seafood production. The company specializes in product development, packaging, and private labeling. Its diverse product portfolio consists of a range of value-added seafood products, such as hot-smoked fish, spreads, crab cakes, and salmon burgers.

Sunburst Trout Farms

Establishment: 1948
Headquarter: Waynesville, North Carolina, United States

Sunburst Trout Farms is a family-owned and operated seafood company that offers farm-raised trout. It is primarily engaged in the wholesale and supply of gourmet fresh and value-added trout products. The company has a diverse product portfolio, comprising fresh fillets, smoked trout, cold smoked trout, trout sausage, trout jerky, marinated trout fillets, and Trout Caviar, which is its most acclaimed product. It also offers several non-trout products, a Pimento Goat Cheese and Smoked Tomato Jam.

Torre Trout Farms Ltd.

Establishment: 2014
Headquarter: Watchet, United Kingdom

Torre Trout Farms Ltd is a leading producer and supplier of premium quality farm-raised trout species. It owns and operates three fish farms in Somerset, United Kingdom, namely Roadwater Farm, Torre Farm & Hatchery, and Mineral Line Farm. The company is also involved in finding, growing, and selling unique and rare varieties of trout and trout hybrids. Some of its products include Tiger Trout, Sparctic Trout, Brown Trout, Somerset Blues, and Rainbow Trout. 


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