Suggested Bibliographic Reference: Challenging New Frontiers in the Global Seafood Sector: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 11-15, 2016. Compiled by Stefani J. Evers and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2016.
Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, held July 11-15, 2016 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The paper will focus on the Northern Adriatic Smoot clams (Callista chione) fishery, called in Italy "fasolari". The Italian production of "fasolari" takes place mainly in Friuli and Veneto regions, located in the Northern Adriatic area. Here the system (based on a co-management approach) is a very good example of optimal integration between the management system (Consortia) and the marketing system (POs) and of a modern and sustainable approach to fishery covering all the steps along the value chain. The role of POs has gradually increased over the time but nowadays a clear distinction between the role of the Consortia and of POs has been defined: consortia are responsible of the management measures (mainly, limitation of fishing days and the establishment of maximum daily fishing quantities) while POs help them to match supply with market demands and support them in creating added value. The paper will contribute to better understand how the governance and the marketing structure affect the mechanism of price formation and will also focus on the promotion of products ("fasolari") through market valorisation strategies (e.g. the PO attempt to obtain an environmental sustainability certification). The paper will present the main finding of the analysis developed under the H2020 SUCCESS project (value chain) and of a recent Italian national project aimed to the applicability of an environmental sustainability certification.