The Portland Fish Exchange, opened in 1986 has grown into a highly successful auction. During the same period
other auctions in New England have diminished in their importance. Other attempted display auctions on both the east and
west coast of the United States have failed. What factors have made the Portland auction a success and are those factors
Stevenson, B. Portland’s Auction Success. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.