Hawaii Seafood Retail Price Monitoring

Abstract

A retail monitoring system for Hawaii seafood was established to better understand retail pricing behavior, consumer impacts of fishery regulations, and local demand preferences for seafood. The project is exploring how price fluctuations travel through the fish 'value chain' from the fisherman to consumers. A sample of representative retail outlets in Honolulu was chosen to reflect the diversity of viable consumer outlets, including locally owned grocery stores, seafood specialty shops, and large national chain supermarkets. The project monitors consumer-level prices on a weekly basis for species prevalent in the Hawaii marketplace including bottomfish, tunas, pelagic species, and reef fish. Additional information is collected on product form and country of origin.

Reports

Hospital J
2015. Yellowfin tuna commercial minimum size alternatives: Insights from Honolulu consumer markets. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. PIFSC Internal Report. IR-15-014, 14 pp.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2014. Hawaii Retail Seafood Markets: Observations from Honolulu (2007-2011). Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-01, 32 p.
Hospital J
2009. A Sample of Retail Fish Labeling Observations on Oʻahu. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. PIFSC Internal Report. IR-09-030, 7 pp.
Hospital J
2009. A Sample of Consumer-Level Marlin Prices on Oʻahu. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396. PIFSC Internal Report, IR-09-020. 3pp.

Summary Data Products

Hawaii retail seafood markets: Observations from Honolulu (2007-2011)

Data Visualization