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Work Package 2: Economic performance and prices

General information

WP2 analyses economic performance of the European fisheries and aquaculture sectors using aggregate data obtained from available public sources as well as detailed data from individual companies. This will allow for comparison of the performance of these sectors within Europe, as well as between European countries and other relevant international players. In particular, detailed analysis of growth, productivity and forefront efficiency, using parametric and non-parametric methods, will be conducted on individual European case studies of the chosen species and compared with the performance of Canadian cod and Vietnamese pangasius producers. Additionally, WP2 analyses historically the behaviour of seafood prices in general, as well as the development of market prices of the chosen species, focusing especially on the “boom and bust” cycles characteristics. The outcome of the WP will be critical factors and bottlenecks in the economic performance of the salmon, freshwater trout, cod, sea-bass and bream and herring sectors (SO2).

Economic performance and prices


D2.4 - Report on “boom and bust” cycles for selected European fisheries and farmed species

The seafood production and trade system is exposed to a variety of disruptions including fishery collapses, natural disasters, policy changes and price spikes. Especially the shocks caused by the latter are particularly negative for fisheries and aquaculture operations because they limit the ability to generalise or predict and, consequently, to adequately response to the market‘s shocks. The overall objective of PrimeFish is to enhance the economic sustainability of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors to inform operators and help them to identify potential risks and opportunities to build resilience in the global food system. As part of WP2 “Economic performance and prices” in PrimeFish, this deliverable is devoted to provide a detection of the component of time series of prices and an analysis of the occurrence for “boom and bust” cycles for the selected species studied in PrimeFish. (click title to download deliverable)

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