SUCCESS Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector
SUCCESSStrategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector 

WORKSHOP on Price transmission and market power in the seafood value chain in Europe

On May 10-12, 2017, the University of Cantabria, as partner of the SUCCESS project and leader of the WP4, organized a workshop on "Price transmission and market power in the seafood value chain in Europe", in collaboration with the WP9 leader (MarkMar) and the project coordinator (UBO), to present the results of the analyses conducted in the context of the “Task 4.2: Analysis of price transmission and market power”.



The workshop gathered 32 agents and stakeholders from 12 countries (Spain, France, UK, Finland, Greece, Italy, Poland, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, USA, and Australia) involved in the seafood value chain


A World Café session was also organized in which all the participants actively participated in the discussion of several themes related with the seafood value chains in the EU. The aim was that each participant provide its expertise (related with a species, a market, a step in the chain, policies, trade, etc.) to the discussion. The results of this activity will be an input to task 4.2 that will help to improve the understanding of the empirical outputs and the quality and impact of the final results presented in the D4.4.

The aims of this workshop were diverse :

  • Present and discuss the scientific results of task 4.2 with SUCCESS partners and Seafood value chain stakeholders.
  • Generate a better understanding of the empirical results with the knowledge, expertise and experience of the stakeholders.
  • Obtain direct feedback from stakeholders about the main issues in the price transmission along the seafood value chain.
  • Complete and improve the scientific results and conclusions that will be presented later in the Deliverable.
  • Directly dissemination of the results with presentations and discussions.
  • Generate a direct impact to the value chain agents and policy makers with the dissemination of the results.
  • Provide inputs to other SUCCESS CSs and WPs.


... as well as the expected impacts :

  • Improve the knowledge that the different value chain agents have about the operation and the interactions between the different actors at different seafood value chains.
  • Facilitate comparisons of success and failure changes and initiatives in different value chains that help stakeholders to increase the efficiency of the seafood value chain.
  • Provided police makers a detailed description of the interactions between the different agents, asymmetries in the transmission of prices and market powers in the seafood value chains and their potential impacts on the incomes received by producers’ and the quantities demanded by consumers.
  • Contribute to a better understanding of how international trade affects domestic price formation.
  • Contribute to the identification of bottlenecks and potential market power situations that reduce the efficiency of the distribution of margins along the value chain.
Workshop Santander - Program
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12 sessions were organized during the three-day workshop :


Session 1. Presentation with Aurora de Blas. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment.
Session 2. Price integration analysis in the seafood value chain, an overview
Session 3. Price integration in the Salmonids value chain
Session 4. Price integration in the coastal fisheries
Session 5. Price integration in the Seabream and Seabass value chain
Session 6. Price integration in the whitefish value chain
Session 7. Price integration in the carp value chain
Session 8. Price integration analysis in flatfish value chain
Session 9. World Café. Seafood value chains
Session 10. Price integration analysis in mussel value chain
Session 11. Shellfish value chain in USA
Session 12. Final discussion and conclusions

Here are all the presentations that were made during the workshop :

Price integration in the salmonids value chain - Jarno Virtanen
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Price interactions of farmed seafood products in the Greek market - Avdelas Lamprakis
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Price integration in the seabream seafood value chain - Pepe Polanco et al
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Price integration in the fresh mussel value chain - Pepe Polanco et al
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Price integration in the flatfish value chain - Pepe Polanco et al
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Price integration in the frozen hake value chain in Spain - Pepe Polanco et al
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Price integration in the fresh hake value chain in Spain - Pepe Polanco et al
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Participants: Bertrand Le Gallic, Laurent Le Grel, Simon Mardle, Jarno Virtanen, Avdelas Lamprakis, Maria Cozzolino, Monica Gambino, Adam Mytlewski, Malgorzata Kieliszewska, Sigurdur Bogason, Gudrún, Ólafsdóttir, Ignacio Llorente, Ladislao Luna, José Manu

SUCCESS is a H2020 Research and Innovation Project (2015-2018)

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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635188”