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Provenance of global seafood

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posted on 2023-05-18, 14:42 authored by Reginald WatsonReginald Watson, Bridget GreenBridget Green, Sean TraceySean Tracey, Farmery, A, Pitcher, TJ
Knowing where and how seafood is caught or farmed is central to empowering consumers, and the importers that supply them, with informed choices. Given the wide-ranging, complex and at times commercially sensitive nature of global seafood trade, it can prove very challenging to link imported seafood with information about its provenance. The databases involved are incomplete, at times vague and not harmonized. Here, we present a first attempt to link all global seafood imports through a virtual marketplace to exports and map their origins. Considerable work remains to ground-truth the specific origins of all seafood commodities. We illustrate the flow of seafood and its evolution since the 1970s when supporting records began. This work allows the impact of fishing or marine farming to be associated with seafood imports.

Funding

Australian Research Council

History

Publication title

Fish and Fisheries

Volume

17

Pagination

585-595

ISSN

1467-2960

Department/School

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Place of publication

9600 Garsington Rd, Oxford, England, Oxon, Ox4 2Dg

Rights statement

Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified

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