1999 US tropical fish wholesaler survey: results and implications

Larkin, Sherry L. and Degner, Robert L. and Adams, Charles M. and Lee, Donna J. and Milon, J. Walter (2001) 1999 US tropical fish wholesaler survey: results and implications. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College Program, (Florida Sea Grant College Program, Technical Paper, 112)

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A survey of marine life wholesalers was initiated in 1999 as a first step towards understanding the nature of Florida’s marine life industry, the demand for Florida products, and the need for changes in the way the industry is regulated. Florida firms deal primarily in marine species and collect much of their own product. Wholesalers outside of Florida handle more freshwater species and purchase most of their inventory, the majority from overseas suppliers. Dealers predict that the average firm size will continue to grow as the industry consolidates. Niche markets for eco-friendly product will gain momentum. In Florida, marketing strategies should point to the high quality of Florida species with emphasis on the growing popularity of invertebrates. Wholesalers should look to provide buyers of Florida product with more consistent quantities throughout the year. Resource managers will be challenged to find ways to protect over-harvested species without interfering with the collection of abundant species while considering the effect of new regulations. (42pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: 1999 US tropical fish wholesaler survey: results and implications
Personal Creator/Author:
Larkin, Sherry L.
Degner, Robert L.
Adams, Charles M.
Lee, Donna J.
Milon, J. Walter
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Program, Technical Paper
Number: 112
Date: 2001
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Projects: Project No. R/LR-A-23
Funders: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Issuing Agency: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquarium fish market; live ornamental fish; marine invertebrates
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 292
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2007 20:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:17
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/292

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