The basic objective of the project is to look at economic interactions along the value chain for two groups of fish species, one based mainly on aquacultured species ('redfish', i.e. salmon and trout) and the other on wild-caught species ('whitefish', i.e. gadoid species). While imports and aquaculture are often considered for their harmful effects on the European fishing industry, it is expected that the development of fish farming and increased imports may have been job-creating and value-adding at the overall economic level of the seafood value chain (processing, trade companies, wholesaling, retailing,etc.) resulting in implications for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy. This hypothesis will be analysed with various quantitative (time series analysis, industrial organisation models) and qualitative (survey) methods.
The substantial technological progress of salmon and trout aquaculture in some European countries has deeply modified the seafood value chain on the European fish markets. Important foreign trade flows have been created between major supplying countries and processing/consuming countries, in part harming the domestic producers of substitutable products, and in part creating new jobs and wealth in Europe.
The main objective of the present sharedcost project is to understand the dynamics of the seafood value chain over the last 20 years in Europe in order to assess the value added and its regional sharing between the countries: what has been the value added by the recent evolution of the farmed fish and increased imports, and what have been the effects on the organisation of the seafood value chain in some European countries?
Université de Nantes
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Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF)
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University of Portsmouth-Higher Education Corporation
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Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI)
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Associação para e Desenvolvimento das Telecomunicaçaes (ADETTI)
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OÏKOS Environnement - Ressources
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