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Market Integration of Fish in Europe


  • Max Nielsen
  • Jos Smit
  • Jordi Guillen


"This paper examines market integration between fish species in Europe, taking international market integration into account. Based on Juselius (2006), market integration is found both on the fresh and frozen markets. The Law of One Price is in force on the fresh market within the segments of flatfish and pelagic fish. Assuming transitivity, a loose form of market integration is identified between 13 fresh and seven frozen fish species, and the relative prices are found fairly stable. The policy implication is that catch limitation measures implemented through the Common Fisheries Policy have limited and conditional effects on prices, because of the large size of the market and varying market integration. Therefore, many fishermen are not 'compensated' by price increases as a result of catch limitation measures." Copyright (c) 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2009 The Agricultural Economics Society.

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  • Max Nielsen & Jos Smit & Jordi Guillen, 2009. "Market Integration of Fish in Europe," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 60(2), pages 367-385.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:60:y:2009:i:2:p:367-385

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