Title: The importance of fishing method, gear and origin: The Spanish hake market
Citation: MARINE POLICY vol. 36 no. 2 p. 365-369
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC65171
ISSN: 0308-597X
URI: www.elsevier.com/locate/marpol
DOI: 10.1016j.marpol.2011.07.005
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Recently, how different attributes influence the price of fish has received increased attention. This is partly due to the perceived impact of different attributes on quality and price, but lately environmental concerns are also playing a part. In contrast to earlier studies that focus on the Ex-Vessel or retail level, this study investigates wholesale data for hake in Spain. The wholesale data provide information on a wide range of origins as the hake market has increasingly become global. The empirical analysis is conducted by estimating a hedonic price function. The results indicate that while fishing gear and size are important attributes, the origin of the fish is in this case the clearly most important attribute in determining the price. The price more than doubles for fish from the most preferred source, Catalonia, relatively to the fish from the least preferred source, Namibia.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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