The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of the primary and the secondary stakeholders on the current functioning of the fish quality and safety regulatory system in Oman.
The views on the fish quality and safety regulatory governance mechanism were elicited using a questionnaire survey.
Although specific benefits derived from the quality control (QC) regulations were recognized by both groups a number of key factors were highlighted for improvement such as funding, being more proactive, literacy, quality of fish received.
The paper has identified some weaknesses and constraints that hinder the effective and efficient functioning of the quality and safety regulatory systems and provided appropriate policy recommendations to make the governance of the QC regulatory system in the seafood sector efficient and effective and to mitigate public health risk.
The authors would like to thank anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. The authors would also like to thank all the participants in the survey. The usual disclaimer applies.
Qatan, S., Bose, S. and Mothershaw, A. (2015), "Stakeholders’ views on the status of the fish quality and safety regulatory schemes: The case of the sultanate of Oman", British Food Journal, Vol. 117 No. 4, pp. 1303-1314. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-12-2013-0359Download as .RIS
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