Future Developments in German Fish Market – Integration of Market Expert Knowledge into a Modelling System

Laura Angulo, Petra Salamon, Martin Banse, Ralf Döring, Matthias Keller, Myrna Van Leeuwen

Abstract


Globally fish has become more important in the human nutrition, thus global consumption is expected to highly increase in the future years. Business-as-usual projections for fish market are limited by availability of reliable data that hinders the differentiation on fish category level on the supply and demand side and across EU member states. The Fishmodul in AGEMEMOD provides long term predictions for the fish market by fish categories at EU member state level. For this, a status-quo simulation to the year 2030 is developed in AGMEMOD. Additionally, opinions of market experts from private sector and research institutions through interviews and an elaborated questionnaire is integrated into the model to deal with the insufficient information. Thus, expertise knowledge provides better and accurate information of the sector for market projections. As results, baseline projections were adjusted, showing a slowly increase over the years, but higher production level by 2030.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2017.1710

ISSN 2194-511X

 

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