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dc.creatorFabinyi, M.
dc.creatorDressler, W.
dc.creatorPido, M.
dc.identifier.citationOcean & Coastal Management, 134: 103-111
dc.description.abstractRecent studies in the literature on fisheries trade have contrasted the challenges and opportunities associated with domestic and internationally oriented fish trade. We examine forms of domestic and international fish trade in a municipality of the Philippines to show the empirical complexities of how fish trade unfolds on the ground. We draw on insights from the literature in livelihoods to highlight how the debate on fisheries trade can benefit from closer attention to the social and economic context of fisher livelihoods. We argue that from the perspective of small-scale producers who are focused on maintaining diversified livelihoods across a range of fisheries, the distinctions between domestic and international fish trade blur locally, and are sometimes of limited relevance when assessing livelihood options and outcomes. Instead, a more important distinction for households is social differentiation based on ownership of fishing assets. We suggest that household asset characteristics strongly influence how households can access a broad range of fisheries (both domestically and internationally traded) that often co-emerge in rural areas of the Philippines. We argue that a better understanding of household diversification and differentiation provides a view of fisheries trade that is more closely aligned with the perspectives and priorities of local fishers, than a focus on whether such trade is (or should be) domestically or internationally oriented.
dc.sourceOcean & Coastal Management
dc.titleDo fish scales matter? Diversification and differentiation in seafood commodity chains
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFabinyi, M.; Dressler, W.; Pido, M. (2016). Do fish scales matter? Diversification and differentiation in seafood commodity chains. Ocean & Coastal Management, 134: 103-111
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesValue Chains and Nutrition
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesResilient Small-Scale Fisheries
cg.subject.agrovocsupply chains
cg.subject.cabifish industry
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Melbourne
cg.contributor.affiliationPalawan State University
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorFabinyi, M.
cg.description.themeValue chains and nutrition

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