Marine Fisheries Economics

Benedict C. Posadas, Ph.D. Email: ben.posadas@msstate.edu
ENGAGING THE FISHING COMMUNITY TO REMOVE MARINE DEBRIS AND QUANTIFY IMPACTS, 2017-2019
  1. Establish an incentive program to encourage fishermen to properly dispose of marine debris.
  2. Recruit and train commercial fishers to collect information on marine debris. 
  3. Perform an economic impact analysis on the commercial fishing industry.
SEAFOOD, AQUACULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES, 2010-2020
  1. Develop a methodology for assessing the economic resiliency of horticulture and marine industries.  
  2. Compile employment and wages databases in the seafood, aquaculture, and horticulture industries.
  1. Monitor monthly ex-vessel and wholesale prices of shrimp products.
  2. Monitor monthly wholesale prices of aquaculture products.
  1. Compile multi-year economic databases of marine industries and coastal counties. 
  2. Develop economic recovery models of marine industries and coastal counties. 
  1. Promote your food business by creating a business profile and updating it regularly as additional information about your business becomes available athttps://ms.foodmarketmaker.com/  
  2. The MarketMaker training workshop is available upon request by a group of 6-12 food producers, extension agents, state regulatory agency personnel, and school teachers. Email Dr. Ben Posadas for details at ben.posadas@msstate.edu.  
  1. I truly appreciate your four-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine