TITLE

Risk Perception and Risk Management Strategies of Oyster Farmers

AUTHOR(S)
LE BIHAN, VÉRONIQUE; PARDO, SOPHIE; LEMNA, PATRICE GUILLOTREAU
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Marine Resource Economics;Fall2013, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aquaculture sector is highly exposed to risks such as microbial pollution and oil-spills. This article analyzes risk perception in shellfish farming and the farmers' willingness to rely on hedging mechanisms using logit and ordered multinomial logit models. The results show that the degree of risk perception and reliance on risk management tools can be partly defined through a number of socioeconomic factors specific to the sector. Beyond the conventional self-protective mechanisms, the study focuses on farmers' willingness to rely on risk-transfer mechanisms that the market has so far failed to provide.
ACCESSION #
90293613

 

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