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Fishing, Hunting and Trapping: NAICS 114

About the Fishing, Hunting and Trapping subsector

The fishing, hunting and trapping subsector is part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

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.

North American Industry Classification System

The fishing, hunting and trapping subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Fishing: NAICS 1141
  • Hunting and Trapping: NAICS 1142

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in fishing, hunting and trapping. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry and projections of occupational employment change.


For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for fishing, hunting and trapping.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in fishing, hunting and trapping. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2019 2020 2021 2022


Number of fatalities

44 44 25 16

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2022

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases


Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer


Cases involving days away from work


Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction


Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in fishing, hunting and trapping.


Data series Back
4th quarter
1st quarter
2nd quarter
3rd quarter

Number of establishments

Private industry

2,771 (p)2,815 (p)2,836 (p)2,854

Local government

2 (p)2 (p)2 (p)2

(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)


Data extracted on: May 29, 2024