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A Fishery Tale: Wholesale Fish Marketing in Hong Kong  
Product Ref: 05/208C Company: N/A

Product Type: Case Industry: Food, Beverage & Tobacco

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This case investigates the role of Fish Marketing Organisation (FMO) in wholesale fish marketing in Hong Kong. The statutory requirement for the fishermen to sell their harvests through the FMO, a legal monopoly on wholesale trading of fish creates an artificial and prohibitive barrier for the emergence of a firm, which can vertically integrate marine fishing and fish food manufacturing activities. Despite being a monopoly, FMO recorded eight straight years of deficit in 1992-2000. Reasons for FMO's inefficiency are identified. The findings provide a factual base for rethinking the future role of FMO within the supply chain of marine fish in Hong Kong.
Functional Area : Economics & Business Policy

Issues: Hong Kong; Fish Market; Vertical Integration, Wholesale Marketing
Length: 18 pages Country: Hong Kong SAR

Pub. Year: 2005 Level of Difficulty: 1
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