Industry Sector

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the commercial catching or taking of shellfish (e.g., clams, crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, sea urchins, shrimp) from their natural habitat.


NAICS Code 114112 - Shellfish Fishing is a final level code of the “Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting” Sector. There are 125 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 1,992 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 114112 - Shellfish Fishing are:

  • Clam digging
  • Crabbing
  • Crayfish fishing
  • Fisheries, shellfish
  • Lobster fishing
  • Mussel fishing
  • Octopus fishing
  • Oyster dredging
  • Scallop fishing
  • Sea urchin fishing
  • Shellfish fishing (e.g., clam, crab, oyster, shrimp)
  • Shrimp fishing
  • Squid fishing


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 114112 - Shellfish Fishing that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in farm raising shellfish are classified in U.S. NAICS Code - 112512 - Shellfish Farming.