The demand for seafood continues to grow within Florida and the nation. With increasingly stringent management regulations being imposed, the domestic market is becoming increasingly reliant upon imported seafood, with many non-traditional species and innovative product forms/packaging methods entering the market.
The dominance of imports within the domestic market provides benefits for processors, wholesale distributors, and consumers, but creates the need for a competitive advantage for domestic seafood producers. Applied research and extension programming by FRED helps address the structure, conduct, and performance of the domestic seafood market, such that harvesters, processors, dealers and consumers can better understand how the myriad of seafood products can more efficiently navigate a market path from the dock to the plate.
Adams, C., L. Krimsky and B. Fluech. Seafood Knowledge, Perceptions & Use Patterns in Florida: Findings from a 2013 Survey of Florida Residents. EDIS FE965. IFAS, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe965.
Torti, M.J.*, C.A. Sims, C.M. Adams and P.J. Sarnoski. Polysaccharides as Alternative Moisture Retention Agents for Shrimp. Journal of Food Science. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1750-3841.13242/full
Adams, C. and W. Barker. (2014). Florida MarketMaker and Florida Food Connect: Using E-commerce to Enhance Seafood Marketing in Florida. EDIS FE944. University of Florida, IFAS Extension. Gainesville, FL. 6 pp. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe944.
Ropicki, A., S.L. Larkin, and C.M. Adams. 2010. “Seafood Substitution and Mislabeling: WTP for a locally-caught Grouper Labeling Program in Florida”. Marine Resource Economics, 25(1):77-92. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.5950/0738-1360-25.1.77