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Global Fish Trade, Prices, and Food Security in an African Coral Reef Fishery
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. Wildlife Conservation Society - Coral Reef Conservation Project, Kenya ; Pwani University, Kenya.
Wildlife Conservation Society - Marine Program, USA.
2017 (English)In: Coastal Management, ISSN 0892-0753, E-ISSN 1521-0421, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 143-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study evaluated the potential impact of global fish trade on local food prices by analyzing a 16-year locally collected time series of disaggregated coral reef fish products and prices that differed in their market chain linkages-ranging from local to international markets. We were primarily interested in evaluating how local and global markets interacted with the local prices of beef, fish, and maize. There was no cointegration between the prices of exported octopus and that of maize and beef over this study period. Further, the three types of fish and associated markets responded in different ways to various price changes. For internationally traded octopus, we found a positive association between price and catch rates but no evidence that the global trade in octopus markets created local inflation, particularly the prices of the fish eaten by the poor. In general, there was no evidence for price transmission from export to nonexport fish products even though fishers appeared to focus on octopus when prices were high. Consequently, fishers' behaviors and trade policies that promote adjusting fishing effort to internationally traded fish did not appear to promote poverty or food insecurity in this fishery.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 45, no 2, p. 143-160
Keywords [en]
fishing behavior, Indian Ocean, informal trade, international trade and markets, Kenya, macroeconomics
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Fish and Aquacultural Science
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Natural Science, Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64241DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1278146ISI: 000398042900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64241DiVA, id: diva2:1098028
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved

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