In 2002, total fishery capture production increased 0.35%, from 92.9 million tonnes in 2001 to 93.1 million tonnes 2002. China produced the largest amount with 16.5 million tonnes, followed by Peru with 8.7 million tonnes and the USA with 5 million tonnes. The importance of e-marketplaces in the fishing industry focusing on the exchange of services, reverse action, bulletin boards and catalogues with online orders has decreased in recent years while the interest for on-line fish markets and web based order systems has increased.
Many companies have taken a wait and see attitude towards e-marketplaces and are watching for a sign that the technology can offer the market benefit it simply cannot refuse. This article examines e-marketplaces and alternative methods of doing business in the fishing sector, focusing specifically on fishery products.
Rosa Mª Riesco Sastre, ICEX