Published 2021

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Journal : Økonomisk fiskeriforskning: Ledelse, marked, økonomi , vol. 31 , p. 1–13 , 2021

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 0803-6799
Electronic : 1891-0998

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Nøstvold, Bjørg Helen; Hansen, Kristin Beate; Joensen, Sjurdur; Østli, Jens; Esaiassen, Margrethe

Issue : 2

Research areas

Quality and measurement methods

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Norway was previously market leader in saltfish of cod to Spain, but in the last decades Iceland have had this position and sells larger quantities of salted fish at a higher price per kilo than Norway. It seems that Icelandic producers have adjusted the products and quality grading more to the quality characteristics demanded by the Spanish market than Norwegian producers do. In order to explore whether Norwegian and Spanish quality assessors emphasize quality parameters differently when grading saltfish, a survey and an experimental quality assessment of the same batches of fish were conducted. According to the survey, the Spanish respondents rated most of the quality parameters as more important than the Norwegians did. In the quality assessments, the Spanish experts were stricter regarding which fish to be classified as superior quality (primera). There were also differences in the quality defects reported by the experts.


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