The International Seafood Trade

The International Seafood Trade

1st Edition - July 28, 2003

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  • Author: James Anderson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855738638

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The rapid growth in seafood trade in the past three decades has created a truly global market for fish. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, this book is the first to explore the structure, function and trends of this international market. It is invaluable for seafood traders, government officials and researchers, and has become the standard reference on the desks of all participants in and observers of the international fish and seafood trade.

Key Features

  • The first comprehensive updateable treatment of the world wide meat market place
  • Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the seafood industry and its economics
  • Features additional contributions from a range of specialist researchers and practitioners


Seafood importers/exporters, seafood distributors, seafood wholesalers, seafood retailers or food service industries, students and academics, food researchers, public sector fisheries, aquaculture managers, environmentalists and ecologists

Table of Contents

  • Trends in aquaculture and captive production; Trends in international seafood trade; Trade by major seafood group; Fundamental principles of international trade applied to fisheries; Price discovery; Seafood market research; Aquaculture, fisheries, and evolution of the market; Institution and measures of importance to international trade in seafood, The seafood trade and the environment.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2003
  • Published: July 28, 2003
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855738638

About the Author

James Anderson

James L. Anderson is a professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. His research in the area of fisheries and aquacultural economics began in 1980 with a study on the bioeconomics of salmon ranching in the Pacific Northwest. Since that time, he has been involved with numerous research projects related to fisheries and aquaculture management, seafood marketing and international trade, and seafood price forecasting. Recent work has focused on analysis of salmon and shrimp markets, and evaluating how aquaculture development and rights-based fisheries management are changing the global seafood sector. He is the Editor of Marine Resource Economics and and has served on the Editorial Council of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Currently, he serves as a Director of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET). He was presented with the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award by the American Agricultural Economics Association in 1984, Research Scientist of the Year Award by the University of Rhode Island in 1994 and the Article of the Year Award from the Editorial Board of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review in 1995. He holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (B.S.), the University of Arizona (M.S.) and the University of California, Davis (Ph.D.).

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