An analysis of the relationships between aquaculture development and its consequences on seafood consumption found both similarities and differences across countries and species. Developing and emerging producing countries coincided across seafood consumption and the share of local aquaculture in total
José Fernández Polanco
Safety and sustainability are key concepts affecting consumers’ decisions on tuna consumption. Although the benefits of consumption exceed the potential negative effects, tuna’s harmful attributes tend to negatively impact purchasing in at-risk groups.
Within the European market of frozen fish, tilapia play a minor role, with average yearly import quantities below 20,000 mt. China provides more than 80 percent of the total, while Indonesia is the second-largest exporter.
Work by the authors analyzed price competition for farmed sea bream from Greece, Turkey and Spain across the value chain.
In Europe, most frozen white fish fillets operate in an undifferentiated market. Although differences in quality and processing affect pricing, there is also competition across species and exporting countries. Analysis showed that prices for tilapia from the leading exporter China
According to a literature review, consumers will demand more information about seafood consumption and how to trace its movements through the value chain.
Due to their limited scale, small-scale aquaculture producers largely have to accommodate the conditions imposed by the following links in the value chain in terms of prices and quality standards.
A study of shrimp promotions by supermarkets in northern Spain indicated that shrimp prices evolve in accordance with demand quantities. In periods of high demand, retailers generally increase prices to maximize margins.