Fish processing in Portugal: An industry in expansion
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionMarine Policy. 2016, 72 94-106. 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.06.011
The purpose of this paper is to analyse developments in the Portuguese fish processing industry from the 1960s to the present as well as prospects for future expansion. In this period, Portugal has undergone tremendous political and macroeconomic changes. While Portugal used to be nearly self sufficient in the supply of fish, the country has become a net importer of this commodity. These changes have also affected fish processing. Moreover, the development of the industry has been promoted in several different ways. Fish processing has expanded in recent decades gaining market share in the domestic market for processed products at the expense of imports. Furthermore, Portugal has now become an important exporter to several countries, for instance gaining a market share of more than 40% for salted & dried cod in Brazil.