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Environmental supply chain management in the seafood industry: past, present and future approaches


Denham, FC and Howieson, JR and Solah, VA and Biswas, WK, Environmental supply chain management in the seafood industry: past, present and future approaches, Journal of Cleaner Production, 90 pp. 82-90. ISSN 0959-6526 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.079


This review discusses and analyses previous results in identification, development and implementation of cleaner production strategies within the seafood industry. The relevant peer reviewed articles were identified from a structured keyword search and analysed by both supply chain stage (capture and aquaculture, transport, processing, storage and retail), and examination of the cleaner production strategies implemented. Results found entities along the seafood supply chain generally worked separately to improve cleaner production processes and outputs to grow their own businesses. Whilst this approach can be beneficial, it ignores the broader cleaner production potential benefits gained when applied across multiple supply chain entities. The most effective cleaner production strategies for improved environmental performance in each sector of the supply chain were identified with the potential to reduce unnecessary handling, energy usage, storage costs and waste production. To ensure the greatest reduction in environmental impact, a whole of supply chain management system that incorporates life cycle assessment modelling is recommended.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:seafood cleaner production, supply chain management, life cycle assessment, resource use
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Denham, FC (Dr Felicity Denham)
ID Code:108219
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-04-13
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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