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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Post-Harvest to Consumer Driver Review of the Aquatic Supply Chain
Author(s): Young, James
Goulding, Ian
Stirrat, Roderick L
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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.
Keywords: Fishery management, International
Fish trade Management
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Date Deposited: 4-Jul-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
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Affiliation: Marketing & Retail
Megapesca Lda, Portugal
University of Sussex

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