The Demand for Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from the Gulf of Mexico in the Presence of Vibrio vulnificus

Keithly Jr., Walter R. and Diop, Hamady (2001) The Demand for Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from the Gulf of Mexico in the Presence of Vibrio vulnificus. Marine Fisheries Review, 63(1), pp. 47-53.

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Abstract

California, in response to health concerns, initiated a program on 1 March 1991 which required anyone selling eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from the Gulf of Mexico area to notify potential consumers that there was a risk in consuming them raw. This mandatory warning, followed shortly thereafter by a similar warning in other states, including Louisiana and Florida, received extensive press cover-age throughout the country and particularly in the Gulf area. This paper examines the extent to which the demand for Gulf-area oysters has been reduced as a result of mandatory warning labels and negative publicity. In general, the results suggest that since 1991 the “summer” dockside price has been reduced by about 50% as a result of warning labels and associated negative publicity, while the “winter” dockside price has been reduced by about 30%.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Demand for Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from the Gulf of Mexico in the Presence of Vibrio vulnificus
Personal Creator/Author:
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Keithly Jr., Walter R.
Diop, Hamady
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 63
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 47-53
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9762
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:33
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 22:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9762

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