Article

Market-oriented regional fisheries management - An analysis of four fish regions in the North Atlantic

Citation

Trondsen T, Helstad K & Young J (2003) Market-oriented regional fisheries management - An analysis of four fish regions in the North Atlantic. Ocean and Coastal Management, 46 (9-10), pp. 917-941. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0964-5691%2803%2900066-8

Abstract
What influence do exchange methods have on ex-vessel prices and what are the potential implications for the regional management of the fisheries? This paper undertakes an empirical analysis of exchange methods and ex-vessel prices for specific demersal fish controlled for fish size and quantity in four North Atlantic regions, including Iceland, North-Norway and Scotland. The methodology consists of a comparative analysis of total average price (TAP) and Anova analysis of monthly average prices of cod and plaice landed fresh during the period 1990-1999. Scotland's auctions have the highest TAPs for the species analysed whilst the lowest TAPs are returned from contract sales in Iceland and North-Norway. Icelandic auctions and More-Romsdal auctions adopt intermediate positions in this price hierarchy. Price differences are still present even when correcting for factors such as legal barriers, transport costs - from different geographical locations, exchange fees and seasonal variations in supplies. The implications of these findings for current and prospective systems of regional resource and coastal management are then considered and the scope and need for further study is established.

Keywords
; Aquaculture; Fish populations; Fishery management

Journal
Ocean and Coastal Management: Volume 46, Issue 9-10

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2003
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12170
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0964-5691