Chapter 2. The Economics of Ecolabelling

  1. Dr Trevor Ward2 and
  2. Prof. Bruce Phillips3
  1. Prof. Cathy A. Roheim

Published Online: 20 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch2

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Roheim, C. A. (2008) The Economics of Ecolabelling, in Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice (eds T. Ward and B. Phillips), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island, 1 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162661

Online ISBN: 9781444301380



  • ecolabelled products - consumer demand;
  • Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA);
  • dolphin-safe tuna;
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS);
  • Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC);
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR);
  • Young's Fish for Life (FFL);
  • sustainable fisheries;
  • open-ocean aquaculture


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The economics of consumer demand for ecolabelled products

  • The economics of the market

  • The economics of certification of fisheries

  • Conclusions and need for future research

  • References