The Italian seafood chain is experiencing strong evolutionary pressures. Domestic operators, especially at catch
level suffer from weak organisational structures and poor logistics, fragmentation and lack of specialisation. Based on an
analysis of the sector's strengths and weaknesses, the authors present three recommendations for bringing about the necessary
changes. Whereas institutional support and investments are needed, the catalysts of change are found in the system itself and
brought about by the operators.
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