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Bivalve Market

Bivalve Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Species (Clams, Cockles & Arkshells, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, Pectens Oral), By Region, And By Segment Forecasts, 2023-2031.

Report ID : 2098 | Published : 2023-10-03 | Pages: 180 | Format: PDF/EXCEL

Bivalve Market Size is valued at USD 20.85 Bn in 2022 and is predicted to reach USD 27.94 Bn by the year 2031 at a 3.4% CAGR during the forecast period for 2023-2031.

Bivalve Market

Bivalves represent a taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca, distinguished by their possession of bivalved shells that are often hinged and exhibit bilateral symmetry. The organisms in question are aquatic invertebrates belonging to the phylum Mollusca, characterized by their filter-feeding behaviour and possessing soft anatomical structures. 

Clams, oysters, cockles, mussels, scallops, and many other marine and freshwater families are all included in this class. Most of them rely on filtered food only. Bivalves are characterized by their bilateral symmetry, laterally compressed bodies, flattened feet in the shape of a blade, small or absent heads, and lack of a radula. 

The market for bivalves is expanding for many reasons. There has been a rise in the number of people looking for bivalves to satisfy their nutritional needs. More and more people are turning to aquaculture to get their bivalves. Developing economies have a growing appetite for bivalves. Invention of cutting-edge uses for and creations involving bivalves. Omega-3 fatty acids, vital for human health and favourable to cardiovascular health, are abundant in bivalves. Over the projected period, the bivalve market's revenue will rise substantially as market players develop and release new products.

However, low demand in many countries, coastal contamination leading to poor water quality, and expanding limits from ocean acidification are only some challenges that mollusk farming must overcome. Despite efforts to expand mussel farming into the open sea, the industry still has high production costs, little output, and mostly serves niche luxury markets. In addition, the lockdown led to a surge in demand for non-food items, including soap, paper towels, and hand sanitiser.

The demand for bivalvia was high before the spread of COVID-19. Farmers of bivalves kept their stock afloat throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping for a favourable trading climate. Due to a shortage of workers, mass production shutdowns, and supply chain disruptions, many manufacturers halted operations, leading to a corresponding increase in demand for food products such as fish, meat, and many others.

Competitive Landscape

Some Major Key Players In The Bivalve Market:

  • France Naissain
  • Satmar
  • Bang Island Mussels
  • Fowey Shellfish Company Ltd
  • Menai Oysters Limited
  • Inverlussa Marine Services
  • Azura Atlantic
  • Oceano Fresco, S.A.
  • Blue Harvest Fisheries LLC
  • Camanchaca SA
  • Dongwon Group
  • Pacific Seafood Group
  • FCF Fishery Co. Ltd.
  • Future SeaFoods Inc.
  • Glenmar Shellfish Ltd.
  • Gortons Inc.
  • High Liner Foods Inc.
  • Joe Pattis Seafood Co.
  • Ocean Choice International
  • PEI Mussel King
  • Taylor Shellfish Farms Inc.
  • Thai Union Group PCL
  • The Great Little Harbour Seafood Co.

Market Segmentation:

The bivalve market is segmented based on species. According to species, the market is segmented into clams, cockles & ark shells, mussels, oysters, scallops, and pectins. 

Based On The Species, The Oyster Bivalve Market Segment Is Accounted As A Major Contributor To The Bivalve Market. 

The oyster bivalve category is expected to hold a major global market share in 2022. Due to the major content of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, minerals, zinc, copper, niacin, and riboflavin, oysters help with muscular building, cardiovascular health, bone strength, immunity, and weight loss. Market expansion is fueled by expanding consumer preferences for bivalves and thick-shelled seafood variation and the increasing prevalence of intercontinental food trends. Oysters come in a wide variety, and the ability to guarantee consistent quality is thought to be a major factor in the industry's projected expansion. 

Cockles And Ark Shells Segment To Witness Growth At A Rapid Rate.

The cockles & ark shells segment is projected to grow rapidly in the global bivalve market. Cockles and ark shells are a great way to get protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. Therefore, they alleviate acid indigestion, heartburn, and abdominal pain and reduce cancer risks, especially in countries like the US, Germany, the UK, China, and India.

In The Region, The Asia Pacific Bivalve Market Holds A Significant Revenue Share.

The Asia Pacific bivalve market is expected to record the maximum market share in revenue in the near future. It may help to the growing popularity of bivalves as a healthy and sustainable food source, the rising demand for bivalves as a whole food source, the rising popularity of bivalve aquaculture, and the rising need for bivalves in emerging markets all contribute to the high demand for bivalves in the region.

The market's growth is expected to continue during the projected period because of the increased spending on bivalve product initiatives. In addition, Europe is estimated to grow rapidly in the global bivalve market because of increased disposable income, awareness of seafood's health benefits, overall population growth, and rising healthcare expenses.

Recent Developments:

  • In March 2023, Cooke Inc. signed a formal purchase agreement to buy Slade Gorton, a major US seafood distributor, importer, and manufacturer. Cooke supplied wholesale and retail customers with superior fresh and frozen fish in every state with a completely vertically integrated seafood harvesting, processing, sales, and distribution network with 4,000 people.

Bivalve Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market Size Value In 2022

USD 20.85 Bn

Revenue Forecast In 2031

USD 27.94 Bn

Growth Rate CAGR

CAGR of 3.4% from 2023 to 2031

Quantitative Units

Representation of revenue in US$ Bn and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Historic Year

2019 to 2022

Forecast Year


Report Coverage

The forecast of revenue, the position of the company, the competitive market structure, growth prospects, and trends

Segments Covered

By Species

Regional Scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico; The UK; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; South East Asia; South Korea; South East Asia

Competitive Landscape

France Naissain, Satmar, Bang Island Mussels, Fowey Shellfish Company Ltd, Menai Oysters Limited, Inverlussa Marine Services, Azura Atlantic, and Oceano Fresco, S.A., Blue Harvest Fisheries LLC, Camanchaca SA, Dongwon Group, Pacific Seafood Group, FCF Fishery Co. Ltd., Future SeaFoods Inc., Glenmar Shellfish Ltd., Gortons Inc., High Liner Foods Inc., Joe Pattis Seafood Co., Ocean Choice International, PEI Mussel King, Taylor Shellfish Farms Inc., Thai Union Group PCL, The Great Little Harbour Seafood Co.

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Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope

1.1. Research Methodology

1.2. Research Scope & Assumptions

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Global Bivalve Market Snapshot

Chapter 4. Global Bivalve Market Variables, Trends & Scope

4.1. Market Segmentation & Scope

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Challenges

4.4. Trends

4.5. Investment and Funding Analysis

4.6. Industry Analysis – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.7. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Chapter 5. Market Segmentation 1: By Species Estimates & Trend Analysis

5.1. By Species & Market Share, 2019-2031

5.2. Market Size (Value US$ Mn) & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2022 to 2031 for the following By Species:

5.2.1. Clams

5.2.2. Cockles & Arkshells

5.2.3. Mussels

5.2.4. Oysters

5.2.5. Scallops

5.2.6. Pectens

Chapter 6. Bivalve Market Segmentation 2: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

6.1. North America

6.1.1. North America Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) estimates and forecasts By Species, 2023-2031

6.1.2. North America Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) estimates and forecasts by country, 2023-2031 U.S. Canada

6.2. Europe

6.2.1. Europe Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By Species, 2023-2031

6.2.2. Europe Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By country, 2023-2031 Germany Poland France Italy Spain UK Rest of Europe

6.3. Asia Pacific

6.3.1. Asia Pacific Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By Species, 2023-2031

6.3.2. Asia Pacific Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By country, 2023-2031 China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia Pacific

6.4. Latin America

6.4.1. Latin America Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By Species, 2023-2031

6.4.2. Latin America Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By country, (US$ Million) 2023-2031 Brazil Rest of Latin America

6.5. Middle East & Africa

6.5.1. Middle East & Africa Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By Species, (US$ Million)

6.5.2. Middle East & Africa Bivalve Market revenue (US$ Million) By country, (US$ Million) 2023-2031 South Africa GCC Countries Rest of MEA

Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape

7.1. Major Mergers and Acquisitions/Strategic Alliances

7.2. Company Profiles

7.2.1. France Naissain

7.2.2. Satmar

7.2.3. Bang Island Mussels

7.2.4. Fowey Shellfish Company Ltd

7.2.5. Menai Oysters Limited

7.2.6. Inverlussa Marine Services

7.2.7. Azura Atlantic

7.2.8. Oceano Fresco, S.A.

Segmentation of Bivalve Market-

Bivalve Market By Species -

  • Clams
  • Cockles & Arkshells
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Scallops
  • Pectens Oral

Bivalve Market Seg

Bivalve Market By Region-

North America-

  • The US
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • The UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America-

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

 Middle East & Africa-

  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

InsightAce Analytic follows a standard and comprehensive market research methodology focused on offering the most accurate and precise market insights. The methods followed for all our market research studies include three significant steps – primary research, secondary research, and data modeling and analysis - to derive the current market size and forecast it over the forecast period. In this study, these three steps were used iteratively to generate valid data points (minimum deviation), which were cross-validated through multiple approaches mentioned below in the data modeling section.

Through secondary research methods, information on the market under study, its peer, and the parent market was collected. This information was then entered into data models. The resulted data points and insights were then validated by primary participants.

Based on additional insights from these primary participants, more directional efforts were put into doing secondary research and optimize data models. This process was repeated till all data models used in the study produced similar results (with minimum deviation). This way, this iterative process was able to generate the most accurate market numbers and qualitative insights.

Secondary research

The secondary research sources that are typically mentioned to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings.
  • External and internal proprietary databases, regulatory databases, and relevant patent analysis
  • Statistical databases, National government documents, and market reports
  • Press releases, news articles, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market

The paid sources for secondary research like Factiva, OneSource, Hoovers, and Statista

Primary Research:

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and subsegment across geographies

The contributors who typically take part in such a course include, but are not limited to: 

  • Industry participants: CEOs, CBO, CMO, VPs, marketing/ type managers, corporate strategy managers, and national sales managers, technical personnel, purchasing managers, resellers, and distributors.
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, Investment bankers, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders (KOLs) specializing in unique areas corresponding to various industry verticals
  • End-users: Vary mainly depending upon the market

Data Modeling and Analysis:

In the iterative process (mentioned above), data models received inputs from primary as well as secondary sources. But analysts working on these models were the key. They used their extensive knowledge and experience about industry and topic to make changes and fine-tuning these models as per the product/service under study.

The standard data models used while studying this market were the top-down and bottom-up approaches and the company shares analysis model. However, other methods were also used along with these – which were specific to the industry and product/service under study.

To know more about the research methodology used for this study, kindly contact us/click here.

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