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Victoria Bailey

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Office: SN 2005
Telephone: (709) 864-8998
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Dr. Charles Mather

Thesis Title

The "Moral Beauty Contest": How Quality Affects the Global Value Chain for Northern Shrimp

Research Description

The purpose of this study is to explore how the conception of quality in the shrimp market influences production along the Global Value Chain for Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis). The study will be guided by the following questions:

  • What does the Global Value Chain for inshore cooked and peeled Northern Shrimp look like?
  • What is quality in the Global Value Chain, and how has it changed over time?
  • How are quality standards enforced along the Chain, and what effect does it have on industry participants?

There is a serious, and acknowledged gap in the literature regarding the movement of seafood from wild capture fisheries, from harvesting through to consumption, across the global seafood market. The contribution I hope to make with this research will be to extend the already detailed discussion of industrialization and globalization in food production into seafood products, focusing specifically on cooked and peeled North Atlantic Shrimp to begin to address this gap in our understanding of fisheries markets.

Research Interests

  • Geography of Food
  • Global Value Chain Analysis
  • Conventions
  • Fisheries