eCite Digital Repository

Challenges and opportunities of aquaculture supply chains: case study of oysters in Australia


Schrobback, P and Rolfe, J and Rust, S and Ugalde, S, Challenges and opportunities of aquaculture supply chains: case study of oysters in Australia, Ocean and Coastal Management, 215 Article 105966. ISSN 0964-5691 (2021) [Refereed Article]

Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105966


Assessing seafood supply chains is important at both individual business and industry levels to ensure profitability, efficiency, and consumer satisfaction. Such assessments are typically aimed at understanding the structure of the supply network and at optimizing processes within the chain. Yet, identifying broader supply chain challenges (e.g., access to inputs, market access barriers) and opportunities (e.g., increasing demand) at an industry level is also important to inform industry development strategies. The aim of this case study is to identify challenges and opportunities within the four oyster species' supply chains in Australia (Sydney rock oyster - Saccostrea glomerata, the Pacific oyster - Crassostrea gigas (also referred to as Magallana gigas), Angasi oyster - Ostrea angasi, Black lip oyster - Saccostrea echinate/Striostrea (Parastriostrea) mytiloides) and to offer options on how to address these. Data was collected through supply chain stakeholder interviews during October 2019 and August 2020. Findings suggest that challenges vary depending on the production scale of the industries as low-volume producing oyster industries grapple with production related challenges, while challenges of large-volume producing oyster industries also center around value creation. Opportunities are predominantly seen in addressing the identified challenges.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia; aquaculture; oysters; seafood; supply chain
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture oysters
UTAS Author:Rust, S (Dr Steven Rust)
UTAS Author:Ugalde, S (Ms Sarah Ugalde)
ID Code:152779
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-08-24
Last Modified:2022-09-14

Repository Staff Only: item control page