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Main Title Economic Analysis of Effluent Guidelines for Seafood Processing Industry. (Fish Meal, Salmon, Bottom Fish, Clams, Oysters, Sardines, Scallops, Herring, Abalone).
Author Jordening, David L. ; Eyestone., Thomas R. ;
CORP Author Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, Kans.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-01-1533; EPA-230/2-74-047;
Stock Number PB-247 307
Additional Subjects Food processing ; Water pollution ; Economic impact ; Water quality ; Standards ; Fish protein concentrates ; Salmon ; Fishes ; Ocean bottom ; Clams ; Oysters ; Herrings ; Minnows ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Prices ; Frozen foods ; Competition ; Profits ; Industrial plants ; Shutdowns ; Investments ; Economic analysis ; Mollusca ; Shellfish ; Water pollution economics ; Seafood industry ; Water pollution standards ; Industrial shutdowns ; SIC 2091 ; SIC 2092 ; SIC 2094
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-247 307 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 180p
The U.S. seafood processing industry is highly diverse in terms of products and dispersed in terms of geographic location extending from Alaska to Maine. This report was concerned with the impact of effluent guidelines on processors of fish meal, salmon, bottom fish, clams, oysters, sardines, scallops, herring and abalone. The seafood industry studied is characterized by a large number of small plants, decreases in the number of plants over time and important competition from foreign producers. Economies of scale exist, both in processing and in effluent treatment. Opportunities to pass through increased costs due to pollution control to the consumer are limited. Impacts, in terms of plant closures, will be greatest in the Alaskan salmon industry, non-mechanized bottom fish processing, non-mechanized clam processing and the West Coast oyster industry. Out of a total of 381 plants above cut-off levels, it is estimated that BPT guidelines would close 42 plants and BAT guidelines would close an additional 86 plants.