• China’s seafood imports – not for domestic consumption? 

      Asche, Frank; Yang, Bixuan; Gephart, Jessica A.; Smith, Martin D.; Anderson, James L.; Camp, Edward V.; Garlock, Taryn; Love, David C.; Oglend, Atle; Straume, Hans-Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Global trade in seafood is tightly coupled with environmental, economic, and social sustainability (1–3). Yet, two features of global seafood trade hamper efforts to promote sustainability. First, the recent practice of ...
    • Cod stories: Trade dynamics and duration for Norwegian cod exports 

      Asche, Frank; Cojocaru, Andreea-Laura; Gaasland, Ivar; Straume, Hans-Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      In recent years, trade dynamics have been receiving increased attention, and the general literature indicates that commodities are different. In this paper, the duration of trade relationships for Norwegian export firms ...
    • Delivering the Goods: The Determinants of Norwegian Seafood Exports 

      Straume, Hans-Martin; Anderson, James L.; Asche, Frank; Gaasland, Ivar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Seafood is the world’s most traded food product. In recent years, aquaculture has become an increasingly important part of seafood production, facilitating increased trade. However, despite evidence that fish farmers have ...
    • Dynamics of Buyer-Seller Relations in Norwegian Wine Imports 

      Landazuri-Tveteraas, Ursula; Straume, Hans-Martin; Asche, Frank (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      As for all traded products, aggregated wine imports build on numerous trades at the firm level. To ensure consumers access to a variety of wines with different qualities, importers need to connect to different wine exporters. ...
    • En kunnskapsbasert sjømatnæring 

      Asche, Frank; Tveterås, Ragnar (Forskningsrapport;8/2011, Research report, 2011)
      Denne rapporten er en del av prosjektet “Et kunnskapsbasert Norge” og er skrevet også for lesere som ikke er fortrolige med sjømatnæringen. Sjømatnæringen er spesiell i den forstand at det er en av de få næringene hvor ...
    • Estimating Pricing Rigidities in Bilateral Transactions Markets 

      Oglend, Atle; Asche, Frank; Straume, Hans-Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Many price indices are constructed using bilateral transaction prices. This paper shows how the time series behavior of cross-sectional price moments can reveal useful information about pricing behavior in bilateral ...
    • Impacts of Covid-19 on Norwegian salmon exports: A firm-level analysis 

      Straume, Hans-Martin; Asche, Frank; Oglend, Atle; Abrahamsen, Eirik Bjorheim; Birkenbach, Anna M.; Langguth, Johannes; Lanquepin, Guillaume; Roll, Kristin Helen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      A rapidly growing literature investigates how the recent Covid-19 pandemic has affected international seafood trade along multiple dimensions, creating opportunities as well as challenges. This suggests that many of the ...
    • Is capture-based aquaculture viable? The case of Atlantic cod in Norway 

      Pettersen, Ingrid Kristine; Asche, Frank; Bronnmann, Julia; Sogn-Grundvåg, Geir; Straume, Hans-Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2023)
      Capture-based aquaculture (CBA) is an important branch of the aquaculture industry that differs from closed cycle farming in that the stocking material consists of captured wild fish or other aquatic organisms. By skipping ...
    • Norwegian export of farmed salmon − trade costs and market concentration 

      Asche, Frank; Gaasland, Ivar; Straume, Hans-Martin; Vårdal, Erling (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      While variation in unit value most commonly has been associated with quality in the trade literature, observed differences in prices between markets might also be explained by variation in market concentration and the ...
    • Perish or prosper: Trade patterns for highly perishable seafood products 

      Asche, Frank; Straume, Hans-Martin; Vårdal, Erling (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      In recent years trade with highly perishable agricultural products like fresh fish, berries, and cut flowers has increased substantially. The perishability of these products appears to challenge conventional wisdom when ...
    • Production growth, company size, and concentration: The case of salmon 

      Pandey, Rudresh; Asche, Frank; Misund, Bård; Nygård, Rune; Adewumi, Olugbenga Michael; Straume, Hans-Martin; Zhang, Dengjun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2023)
      The largest companies in salmon aquaculture are rapidly getting bigger due to organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions, and the largest are now multi-national companies. There are two main explanations for this ...
    • The structure of Norwegian seafood trade 

      Straume, Hans-Martin; Asche, Frank; Oglend, Atle; Gaasland, Ivar; Pettersen, Ingrid Kristine; Sogn-Grundvåg, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2024)
      While seafood is a highly traded commodity, lack of data has largely prevented examination of the firms and industries that are conducting the actual transactions. In this paper we use highly disaggregated data to provide ...
    • Tools of the trade: trade flexibility with respect to margins and buyers 

      Asche, Frank; Oglend, Atle; Straume, Hans-Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Access to highly disaggregated trade data allows for a more nuanced investigation of different margins of trade, and the factors known to influence them. In this paper, the number of importers and shipments to each importer ...
    • Where are the fish landed? An analysis of landing plants in Norway 

      Cojocaru, Andreea-Laura; Asche, Frank; Pincinato, Ruth Beatriz; Straume, Hans-Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A vast literature in fisheries economics focuses on drivers of fishers’ behavior with limited attention given to what happens once the fish are landed. This often strongly contrasts with a main policy focus on coastal ...