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The Effects of Seafood Import Tariffs on Market Demand for Nassau Grouper in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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dc.contributor.author Rudd, Murray A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:36:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:36:13Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1360
dc.description.abstract "This study examines the market demand for reef fishes from the artisanal inshore fishery in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The rapid growth of tourism in the TCI has dramatically increased the demand for seafood but, as yet, the reef fish fishery is relatively undeveloped. Large carnivorous reef fish such as Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because of their biology and their popularity in restaurants. The local fishing sector is protected by tariffs up to 40% on imported seafood products: theoretically, this should increase demand for local fishes as it makes imported products comparatively more expensive. This study uses a paired comparison conjoint survey of TCI restaurants to assess the effects of changes in the import tariff rate on market demand for fresh domestic and frozen imported grouper, and potential substitute products. I find that the import tariff significantly increases demand for local Nassau grouper and, hence, could place increasing fishing pressure on these vulnerable reef fish. The policy implications and alternatives for Nassau grouper conservation are briefly examined." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject artisanal fishing en_US
dc.subject fisheries--economics en_US
dc.subject marine resources en_US
dc.subject markets en_US
dc.subject incentives en_US
dc.subject preference en_US
dc.subject consumption en_US
dc.title The Effects of Seafood Import Tariffs on Market Demand for Nassau Grouper in the Turks and Caicos Islands en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published inpress en_US
dc.type.methodology Quantitative en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Turks and Caicos Islands en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference 54th Gulf Caribbean Fisheries Institute en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates November 12-17, 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands en_US
dc.submitter.email ruddm@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca en_US

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