publication . Conference object . 2015

Portuguese consumers’ Interest in seafood production and consumption : insights considering benefits, risks and their environmental Impact

Moura, Ana Pinto de; Cunha, Luís Miguel;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Considering food choice, individuals base their decisions on assessments of risks and benefits. For seafood products, consumers may balance between perceived benefits and risks from consuming fish in order to get the health benefits without exceeding tolerable intakes of chemical contaminants. Moreover, consumers may balance between the potential environmental impacts of farmed fish and the thought of fish farming as a way to help save the wild fish stocks from over exploration. The aim of this research was to explore Portuguese consumers’ perceptions about the benefits and risks of seafood consumption, while exploring differences on their views about wild and f...
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free text keywords: Farmed fish, Focus groups, Qualitative study, Wild fish
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