The International Seafood TradeAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: August 2003
Provides a comprehensive overview of this complex and dynamic business Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the seafood industry and its economics Features additional contributions from a range of specialist researchers and practitioners Examines trading volumes and patterns in each of the major seafood groups The International Seafood Trade provides a comprehensive overview of this complex and dynamic business. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the seafood industry and its economics, it features contributions from a range of researchers and practitioners. The book examines every link in the market chain that leads from the world's seas, rivers and lakes to the consumer's plate. In doing so, it furnishes an account of the events, policies and institutions that have shaped and continue to drive this remarkable industry. Featuring comprehensive statistical analyses, chapters consider trends in capture and aquaculture production and in the international seafood trade generally, and examine volumes and patterns of trade in each of the major seafood groups - shrimp and prawns, salmon and trout, tuna, groundfish, crab and lobster, and cephalopods. Further chapters consider price discovery mechanisms, seafood market research, emerging issues such as aquaculture and rights-based fisheries management, market innovations such as seafood futures and ecolabeling, and institutions of significance to the conduct and management of the seafood trade worldwide. The International Seafood Trade provides a comprehensive picture of the dynamics and structure of the global seafood market at the beginning of the 21st century, and is essential reading for all those new to or already involved in the seafood and ancillary industries worldwide.