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By James M. Anderson (Auth.)

The speedy progress in seafood exchange long ago 3 many years has created a really worldwide marketplace for fish. Written by means of one of many world's prime specialists at the topic, this ebook is the 1st to discover the constitution, functionality and developments of this overseas industry. it really is beneficial for seafood investors, executive officers and researchers, and has turn into the normal reference at the desks of all contributors in and observers of the foreign fish and seafood trade.

  • The first accomplished updateable therapy of the realm large meat marketplace place
  • Written by means of one of many world's major gurus at the seafood and its economics
  • Features extra contributions from more than a few professional researchers and practitioners

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As we have noted, another significant factor in recent years, which has in several cases contributed to consolidation in the seafood industry, has been the introduction of rights-based fisheries management systems, such as individual transferable fishing quotas. This fishery management approach has resulted in a few agents accumulating large shares of the allowable catch of particular species in specific regions. It also has reduced some of the uncertainty in the supply of fish, attracting larger investment.

7 South American and the Caribbean 2002). C\J imports and exports (source: FAO to a decrease in production of fish oil and fishmeal brought o n by the collapse of anchoveta stocks associated with climate change. Shrimp and p r a w n exports also declined b e t w e e n 1997 and 2000. This is largely the result of reduced harvest of shrimp in Ecviador through 'white spot' disease, w h i c h w a s introduced from Asia. The area's primary imports include canned tuna and salted Atlantic cod. 8 Oceania - imports and exports (source: FAO 2002).

In 2000, the dominant exporters (by value) were Thailand, China, Norway, the US, Canada, and Denmark. 2). The FAO (2001) estimated that approximately 33% of the global fish harvest (live weight equivalent) was exported in 1998. In contrast, during the mid1970s it is estimated that less than 20% of fish harvested entered international trade. Factors influencing seafood trade As we have seen, a key factor explaining this expansion is the implementation of the 200-mile exclusive economic zones (EEZs) off the coast of 39 THE INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD TRADE 70 -I 60 \ 'in 50 \ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1— -û- Imports -*- Exports 3.

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