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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Modeling the economic impact of welfare interventions in fish farming—A case study from the UK rainbow trout industry
Authors: Kankainen, Markus
Berrill, Iain
Noble, Chris
Ruohonen, Kari
Setala, Jari
Kole, Adriaan P W
Mejdell, Cecilie M
Kadri, Sunil
Turnbull, James
Contact Email: j.f.turnbull@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: bio-economic
fish farming
model
profit
welfare
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Kankainen M, Berrill I, Noble C, Ruohonen K, Setala J, Kole APW, Mejdell CM, Kadri S & Turnbull J (2012) Modeling the economic impact of welfare interventions in fish farming—A case study from the UK rainbow trout industry, Aquaculture Economics and Management, 16 (4), pp. 315-340.
Abstract: Actions that aim to improve animal welfare are likely to involve costs for the producer, although at the same time such actions may improve the profitability of production. In this article we introduce a quantitative bio-economical approach for estimating the economic consequences for improving animal welfare in the aquaculture industry; for farmers and the industry as a whole. The decision tool can be used with different welfare indicators, different species and production systems. It can be used to rank the economic consequences of different techniques that aim to improve welfare. We illustrate the decision tool with a case study relating to the use of triploids in rainbow trout farming. We highlight the probability how the benefits gained from changes in bio-economical productivity factors, and consumers' willingness to pay can overcome the costs associated with implementing a specific welfare intervention.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/18194
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2012.729248
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Affiliation: Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Aquaculture
NOFIMA, Norway
EWOS Innovation
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Wageningen University
National Veterinary Institute, Oslo
Aquaculture
Aquaculture

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