Frozen Seafood Packaging Market

Frozen Seafood Packaging Market Size by Type (Flexible Packaging and Rigid Packaging), Application (Frozen Fish, Frozen Shrimp, Frozen Shellfish, and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14217
  • Published Date: Mar, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Consumer Goods
  • Format: PDF
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The global frozen seafood packaging market was valued at USD 14 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 5% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 22.80 billion by 2033. The increasing demand for frozen seafood will drive the growth of the global frozen seafood packaging market.

Market Introduction:

Frozen seafood is a preservation method that involves freezing seafood products to maintain freshness and extend their shelf life. This process involves packaging the seafood in materials that provide insulation against temperature fluctuations, resistance to moisture, and protection against light exposure to prevent degradation in quality. Common types of packaging include vacuum-sealed bags, plastic trays with wraps, frozen seafood boxes, and pouches. These packages are typically made from plastic, cardboard, and aluminium foil. The primary goal of frozen seafood packaging is to preserve the quality and freshness of the seafood during storage and transportation until it reaches the consumer. This is achieved through insulation, moisture resistance, durability, visibility, and convenience. By freezing seafood and packaging it properly, retailers and consumers can enjoy the benefits of year-round availability, convenience, and reduced spoilage. This satisfies consumer demand and minimizes the environmental impact associated with food waste. Properly packaged frozen seafood allows consumers to purchase in bulk, store for longer, and conveniently enjoy their favourite seafood items. Frozen seafood packaging is vital in ensuring the availability, quality, and convenience of seafood products worldwide.

Frozen Seafood Packaging Market Size

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Recent Development
  • Iceland and Parkside collaborated to switch the frozen seafood line's LDPE bags with recyclable paper pouches with water-based coatings that decompose during re-pulping. The new packaging design was created for Iceland's frozen seafood line, Northcoast. As one of the first successful uses of flexible paper packaging for frozen food, companies have replaced conventional LDPE bags with recyclable paper pouches.

Market Dynamics:


The increasing demand for frozen seafood – Frozen seafood offers an extended shelf life, preserving freshness and quality over time, which appeals to consumers seeking convenience and flexibility in meals, irrespective of seasonal availability. Freezing and packaging technology advancements ensure that frozen seafood maintains its taste, texture, and nutritional value. This quality assurance reassures consumers about the safety and excellence of frozen seafood products. Health-conscious consumers are drawn to frozen seafood for its nutritional benefits and its versatility in cooking. Frozen seafood can offer cost-effectiveness, resulting in savings for consumers. Overall, the increasing demand and popularity of frozen seafood driven by its extended shelf life, convenience, quality assurance, and nutritional benefits will contribute to the growth of the global frozen seafood packaging market.


The storage, transportation and distribution challenges Transporting and distributing frozen seafood presents significant challenges due to maintaining consistent temperatures throughout the supply chain to preserve product quality and safety. Cold chain management is crucial, requiring uninterrupted temperature control from production to consumption. Fluctuations in ambient temperatures during transportation pose risks leading to quality degradation and safety concerns. Inadequate transportation infrastructure, especially in remote areas, can hinder the efficient movement of frozen seafood. Limited access to refrigerated storage and unreliable transport vehicles increase the risk of temperature abuse and product spoilage. Complex logistics networks add further challenges. Therefore, the storage, transportation and distribution challenges will hamper the market’s growth.


Advancements in frozen seafood packaging solutions – Advancements in frozen seafood packaging focus on improving product quality, convenience, and sustainability. Modified Atmosphere Packaging controls the atmosphere within the packaging to extend shelf life by slowing microbial growth. Vacuum packaging removes air to prevent oxidation and freezer burn, maintaining seafood freshness. Active packaging incorporates oxygen scavengers and antimicrobial agents to enhance freshness and inhibit spoilage. Intelligent packaging utilizes sensors and smart labels to monitor temperature, freshness, and shelf life, ensuring product integrity throughout the supply chain. Sustainable packaging materials, including biodegradable and recycled options, reduce environmental impact and promote circular economy principles. These advancements improve the application, use, acceptance and overall quality of packaging, thereby driving the market’s growth during the forecast period.

  • Walki introduced innovative recyclable materials for frozen food product packaging. The new materials aim to make the packaging completely recyclable in the paper stream while still satisfying the demands of the frozen food business. The new Walki packaging line includes the recyclable paper-based Walki EVO Seal and Walki Opti Seal, designed for use as pillow pouches for frozen food. Whereas the PE-extrusion coating on Walki Opti Seal has been developed for improved recyclability, the dispersion coating on Walki EVO Seal serves as a barrier against grease and water vapour.
Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global frozen seafood packaging market, with a 36% market revenue share in 2023.

Consumer demand for frozen seafood is high, driven by its convenience, versatility, and long shelf life. Advanced packaging technologies have been developed in the region, enhancing product quality and safety. Stringent food safety regulations ensure that frozen seafood packaging meets rigorous standards. Market competition encourages companies to innovate and invest in packaging technologies to differentiate their products. This competitive landscape drives continuous improvement and innovation in frozen seafood packaging solutions. North America has a well-developed infrastructure and distribution networks, facilitating the efficient transportation and distribution of frozen seafood products.

North America Region Frozen Seafood Packaging Market Share in 2023 - 36%

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Type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into flexible packaging and rigid packaging. The flexible packaging segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 77% in 2023. Flexible frozen seafood packaging is preferred and widely accepted for its numerous advantages. It is space-efficient, allowing for maximum storage capacity in freezers, retail shelves, and during transportation. The cost-effectiveness of flexible packaging, due to its lightweight nature and less expensive materials, contributes to overall savings for manufacturers and retailers. Versatility is another key benefit, as flexible packaging can accommodate various shapes and sizes of seafood products, offering customization options for packaging design and branding needs. Features like resealable zippers or easy-open tabs enhance consumer convenience and usability. Flexible packaging materials provide excellent protection against moisture, air, and light, helping maintain frozen seafood's quality and freshness.

  • Leading petrochemical producer SABIC launched the novel TRUCIRCLETM project, which aims to recycle post-consumer plastic trash recovered from places up to 50 kilometres inland from rivers. SABIC leveraged its relationships with Polivouga, a manufacturer of flexible film products, to accomplish this goal. Utilizing SABIC's certified circular polyethene from feedstock sourced from ocean-bound plastic, Polivouga and the Nueva Pescanova Group—a Spanish brand owner specializing in the fishing, farming, processing, and marketing of fresh, chilled, and frozen seafood products—have collaborated to create the first frozen food packaging solution in history.
Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into frozen fish, frozen shrimp, frozen shellfish, and others. The frozen fish segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 44% in 2023. Frozen fish is the dominant product in frozen seafood packaging due to its availability, versatility, and numerous benefits. Fish is widely consumed globally and available in various species, making it easily accessible to consumers. Its versatility allows for diverse culinary applications. Frozen fish offer a long shelf life, which preserves freshness and quality for extended periods. Cost-effectiveness is another factor contributing to the dominance of frozen fish in seafood packaging. It is often more affordable than fresh fish, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious shoppers. Convenience plays a significant role in the popularity of frozen fish, as it can be stored in the freezer for extended periods without compromising quality.

  • Breco Seafoods introduced its brand-new packaging with a bright and fresh appearance. It features an extensive array of mouthwatering seafood goods, such as smoked trout, seafood blends, prawns, mussels, squid, and a selection of crumbed and battered treats. The goal of the revamped package, which features eye-catching colours and pictures, is to encourage customers to prepare quick, delectable, and healthful seafood meals more often. Additionally, a recipe showcasing the easy transformation of frozen fish products into delectable dishes is included with each box to inspire a fresh outlook on seafood.
Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Amcor
  • Ardagh Group
  • Berry Group
  • Crown Holdings
  • DS Smith
  • DuPont
  • Genpak
  • Mondi Group
  • Sealed Air

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 14 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 22.80 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 5%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Type and Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global frozen seafood packaging market was valued at USD 14 billion in 2023 to USD 22.80 billion by 2033.

Global frozen seafood packaging market is growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing demand for frozen seafood.

The storage, transportation and distribution challenges could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global frozen seafood packaging market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Frozen Seafood Packaging Market by Type:

  • Flexible Packaging
  • Rigid Packaging

Global Frozen Seafood Packaging Market by Application:

  • Frozen Fish
  • Frozen Shrimp
  • Frozen Shellfish
  • Others

Global Frozen Seafood Packaging Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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