Fishing

The term "Fishing" is used in both the SIC system and in NAICS, but it does not have the same meaning in both systems.

SIC definition:

The fishing, hunting, and trapping major group includes establishments primarily engaged in commercial fishing (including crabbing, lobstering, clamming, oystering, and the gathering of sponges and seaweed), and the operation of fish hatcheries and fish and game preserves, in commercial hunting and trapping, and in game propagation.

NAICS definition:

Industries in the fishing, hunting, and trapping subsector harvest fish and other wild animals from their natural habitats and are dependent upon a continued supply of the natural resource. The harvesting of fish is the predominant economic activity of this subsector and it usually requires specialized vessels that, by the nature of their size, configuration and equipment, are not suitable for any other type of production, such as transportation.

Hunting and trapping activities utilize a wide variety of production processes and are classified in the same subsector as fishing because the availability of resources and the constraints imposed, such as conservation requirements and proper habitat maintenance, are similar.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Fishing please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA05 SA06 SA07 SA25 SA27
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA05 CA06