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Greenhouse gas emissions from a Western Australian finfish supply chain


Denham, FC and Biswas, WK and Solah, VA and Howieson, JR, Greenhouse gas emissions from a Western Australian finfish supply chain, Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, (3) pp. 2079-2087. ISSN 0959-6526 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.080


Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the form of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq) from two Western Australian finfish supply chains, from harvest to retail outlet, were measured using streamlined life cycle assessment methodology. The identification of interventions to potentially reduce the GHG emissions was determined from the results obtained. Electricity consumption contributed to the highest GHG emissions within the supply chains measured, followed by refrigeration gas leakage and disposal of unused fish portions. Potential cleaner production strategies (CPS) to reduce these impacts included installing solar panels, recycling the waste, good housekeeping in refrigeration equipment maintenance, and input substitution of refrigeration gas. The results show a combination of these strategies have the potential to reduce up to 35% of the total GHG emissions from fillet harvest, processing and retail.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:greenhouse gas, finfish supply chain, life cycle assessment
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:108220
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-04-13
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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