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A social and economic impact assessment of cockle mortality in the Burry Inlet and Three Rivers cockle fisheries, South Wales UK

Francis Murray, Peter Tarrant

Mortalities of larger, more valuable cockle 2 and 3 year-classes have recurred on the Burry Inlet (Loughour) Estuary (BI) since 2002 and on the nearby Three Rivers Estuary (TR) since 2005. The aim of this report is to estimate the economic impact of the mortality on the south Wales cockle industry, related businesses and wider Welsh economy. Stakeholder interviews, direct observation, secondary literature, production and price data supplied by industry and government agencies is used to characterise value-chains, historic livelihood, regulatory and production trends.

July 2015Download PDF

utlook for European brown crab: Understanding brown crab production and consumption in the UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal

A Garrett et al

This report provides information on the production systems and consumption patterns in the UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. Information covers: Stocks (the geographical and ecological context for the source of brown crab – waters of the North East Atlantic concerning the UK, Rep of Ireland, France mainly). Capture production. Transport and distribution (concerning the movement of brown crab between stages of production: road, sea and air). Processing/storage (concerning receiving/preparation/preservation and packing of brown crab) Market/Sales outlet (concerning export/retail/food service/wholesale – UK, Rep of Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and external export markets). Consumption (concerning in-home and out of home consumption). Waste (concerning the collection/treatment of waste products – including packaging to landfill, incineration, recycling, or composting).

June 2015Download PDF

SR682 Opportunities for brown crab processed products in selected European markets - trade perspectives.

A Garrett et al

This research is an in-depth review of brown crab processed products as seen from a trade perspective. The research is produced as a specific output of the wider Acrunet Activity 5 which seeks to understand the wider system of brown crab practices from production to consumption within the EU.

June 2015Download PDF

SR683 Consumer perceptions of processed products in selected European markets

A Garrett et al

This research is a broad review of consumer perceptions of brown crab processed products. The research is produced as a specific output of the wider Acrunet Activity 5 which seeks to understand the wider system of brown crab practices from production to consumption.

June 2015Download PDF

SR684 Case study: consumer messages concerning brown crab products in selected European market

A Garrett et al

This case is an in-depth review of brown crab products as seen from a consumer perspective. The case is produced as a specific output of the wider Acrunet Activity 5 which seeks to understand the wider system of brown crab practices from production to consumption. Topics covered include ethics of production (animal welfare - clawing, harvesting, storage and slaughter); food safety (biotoxins and cadmium); labelling; and stocks .

June 2015Download PDF