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Environmental and socio-political shocks to the seafood sector: what does this mean for resilience? Lessons from two UK case studies, 1945–2016

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Graziano, M and Fox, CJ and Alexander, K and Pita, C and Heymans, JJ and Crumlish, M and Hughes, A and Ghanawi, J and Cannella, L, Environmental and socio-political shocks to the seafood sector: what does this mean for resilience? Lessons from two UK case studies, 1945-2016, Marine Policy, 87 pp. 301-313. ISSN 0308-597X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.014

Abstract

Fisheries products are globally traded commodities, which have led to varying degrees of social and economic dependency for producing regions. These dependencies become more evident at times of major demand or supply shocks. Resilience to such shocks is intertwined with, and rooted in, the intra-sectoral structure and governance frameworks. This work analyses two large-scale, capital-intensive and export-oriented seafood sectors: Atlantic salmon and North-east Atlantic mackerel, responded to the environmental, economic and geopolitical shocks accompanying their development, from a UK perspective. Intra-firm controls are identified as elements, which have delivered resilience and strength in these two sectors. This work highlights the central, yet different role of the UK government in increasing their resilience and underlying producing regions. Our work contributes to the broader context of regional development and changing global food demand identifying both domestic and external threats to sustainability. Our approach aims to expand the debate around seafood production from ‘food security’ to a transdisciplinary analysis, which incorporates wider economic, social, and ecological sustainability aspects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:consolidation, salmon, mackerel, resilience, shocks
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Author:Alexander, K (Dr Karen Alexander)
ID Code:122608
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-11-20
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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