Social Capital and profitability of fishery chain in Apulia

Author/s Giuseppe De Blasi, Annalisa De Boni, Rocco Roma
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1-2 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. File size 468 KB
DOI 10.3280/ECAG2011-001009
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The sector of fishery is typified by a settled downward trend due to both communitarian policies driving towards a reduction of the fishery effort and to reduction of fishing resources. In the same time in Italy a increasing of costs (expecially fuel) and a reduction of market prices, because of the increasing of imports, are observed. Although a big part of Italian fishing fleet is to be referred to Apulia region, this dynamics are worsen, here, also because of market inefficiency and lack of integration and cooperation among fishermen. In this work two areas that are relevant for regional fishery have been investigated. On a first step have been evaluated fish amount for each kind of dealer working in each one of the two areas than, according to Porter’s value chain analysis theory. Than the approach of value system has been applied to evaluate the value chains of the firm’s supplier, the firm of fishery itself, and the firms distribution channels. Distribution of value has been resulted different but very unfavorable to fisherman in both investigated areas. The second step of study evaluated social capital value in both areas, defining the networks of fishery consistence and number of their mutual relationship. Results lay stress on a relation to an higher social capital value and a distribution of value system more profitable for fishermen.

Keywords: Social capital, networks relationships, value system

Jel codes: Q22 - O11

Giuseppe De Blasi, Annalisa De Boni, Rocco Roma, Capitale sociale e redditività della filiera della pesca in Puglia in "ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE" 1-2/2011, pp , DOI: 10.3280/ECAG2011-001009