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Margins along the European seafood value chain - impact of the salmon industry on market structures

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01346
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-02-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,651,551 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,253,431 EUR
Scientific Officer: Dominique LEVIEIL
Research topic: 5.4. Support for common policies (Common Agricultural/Fisheries Policy)

Abstract:
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.

Objectives:
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?


Coordinator
Patrice GUILLOTREAU
Université de Nantes
Nantes
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 40998438
Fax: +33 2 40998300
E-mail: nathalie.baranger@presidence.univ-nantes.fr


Partners
  Franck ASCHE
Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF)
Bergen
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 55959500
Fax: +47 55959439
E-mail: per.heum@snf.no
  Sean PASCOE
University of Portsmouth-Higher Education Corporation
Southsea
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1705 843309
Fax: +44 1705 754861
E-mail: e.woollard@port.ac.uk
  Jari SETALA
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI)
Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 205751306
Fax: +358 205751201
E-mail: riitta.rahkonen@rktl.fi
  Joao FERREIRA DIAS
Associação para e Desenvolvimento das Telecomunicaçaes (ADETTI)
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 17903064
Fax: +351 17935300
E-mail: jose.guimaraes@adetti.isote.pt
  Laurent LE GREL
OÏKOS Environnement - Ressources
Rennes
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 99330085
Fax: +33 2 99331434
E-mail: oikos@wanadoo.fr