THE DESIRABILITY OF BALANCED TRADE IN FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS AMONG THE THREE BCLME COUNTRIES - BCLME PROJECT LMR/SE/03/02

This report addresses a common concern in the fishing industry: that the international trade in fish and fish products is in some sense ‘unbalanced’. In any market the balance of power may be uneven; moreover this unevenness need not be consistent over time – a product can be sold in a ‘buyers market’ on one occasion and in a ‘sellers market’ the next. The question addressed in this paper is slightly different: it asks whether there is any systemic risk faced by the fish exporters of the BCLME countries. The document provides a base of trade information against which such judgements can be made. 

Project Leader : Consortium

Project Members : Consortium

Category : Fisheries policy, strategic planning, legislation and management
Client : BCLME (Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme)
Year : 2005