Title: Global seafood consumption footprint
Authors: GUILLEN GARCIA JORDINATALE FABRIZIODENTES DE CARVALHO GASPAR NATACHACASEY JOHNHOFHERR JOHANNDRUON JEAN-NOELFIORE GIANLUCAGIBIN MAURIZIOZANZI ANTONELLAMARTINSOHN JANN
Citation: AMBIO p. 1-12
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC109356
ISSN: 0044-7447
URI: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-018-1060-9
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC109356
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-018-1060-9
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: To ensure food security and nutritional quality for a growing world population in the face of climate change, stagnant capture fisheries production, increasing aquaculture production and competition for natural resources, countries must be accountable for what they consume rather than what they produce. To investigate the sustainability of seafood consumption, we propose a methodology to examine the impact of seafood supply chains across national boundaries: the seafood consumption footprint. The seafood consumption footprint is expressed as the biomass of domestic and imported seafood production required to satisfy national seafood consumption, and is estimated using a multi-regional input-output model. Thus, we reconstruct for the first time the global fish biomass flows in national supply chains to estimate consumption footprints at the global, country and sector levels (capture fisheries, aquaculture, distribution and processing, and reduction into fishmeal and fish oil) taking into account the biomass supply from beyond national borders.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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