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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Post-Harvest to Consumer Driver Review of the Aquatic Supply Chain
Authors: Young, James
Goulding, Ian
Stirrat, Roderick L
Contact Email: jay1@stir.ac.uk
Citation: Young J, Goulding I & Stirrat RL (2011) Post-Harvest to Consumer Driver Review of the Aquatic Supply Chain. Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures, London. The Government Office for Science.
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: The Government Office for Science
Series/Report no.: Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the key current features of the international markets for aquatic food and appraises how the future drivers of the post-harvest/consumption aspects of the value chain will interact. This encompasses product from both wild capture fisheries and aquaculture. Here, ‘post-harvest’ covers all those activities involved in delivering aquatic products from the water to the plate, in particular those concerned with their processing and trading. The system is highly diverse, and a wide range of aquatic species and products, changing patterns of demand and supply, in a spectrum of cultural, economic and political contexts give rise to a variety of post-harvest configurations and future directions. The only constant across the sector is product perishability, at higher rates than for most terrestrial foods, and a critical element to be managed if values are to be delivered without loss and if the potential for adding value can be realised.
Type: Research Report
URL: http://www.bis.gov.uk/Foresight
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3150
Rights: © Crown copyright 2010 You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/ or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or e-mail: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.; Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.
Affiliation: Marketing and Retail Division
Megapesca Lda, Portugal
University of Sussex

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