The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish: An empirical investigation of German trout consumers

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The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish : An empirical investigation of German trout consumers. / Ankamah-Yeboah, Isaac; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl; Olsen, Søren Bøye; Nielsen, Max; Nielsen, Rasmus.

In: Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 34, No. 3, 07.2019, p. 247-266.

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Ankamah-Yeboah, I, Jacobsen, JB, Olsen, SB, Nielsen, M & Nielsen, R 2019, 'The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish: An empirical investigation of German trout consumers', Marine Resource Economics, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 247-266. https://doi.org/10.1086/705235

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Ankamah-Yeboah, I., Jacobsen, J. B., Olsen, S. B., Nielsen, M., & Nielsen, R. (2019). The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish: An empirical investigation of German trout consumers. Marine Resource Economics, 34(3), 247-266. https://doi.org/10.1086/705235

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Ankamah-Yeboah I, Jacobsen JB, Olsen SB, Nielsen M, Nielsen R. The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish: An empirical investigation of German trout consumers. Marine Resource Economics. 2019 Jul;34(3):247-266. https://doi.org/10.1086/705235

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Ankamah-Yeboah, Isaac ; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl ; Olsen, Søren Bøye ; Nielsen, Max ; Nielsen, Rasmus. / The impact of animal welfare and environmental information on the choice of organic fish : An empirical investigation of German trout consumers. In: Marine Resource Economics. 2019 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 247-266.

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