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Welcome to the IAAEM website

Since the mid-1990s , the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management (IAAEM) has encouraged and fostered collaboration among economists, sociologists and other specialists in aquaculture. Our journal, Aquaculture Economics and Management, is published by Taylor & Francis, and as a subscriber you can access archived articles and information at the Taylor & Francis website.

IAAEM organize special sessions at international conferences of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), and updates on conferences and other IAAEM activities will be provided on our website and included in our e-mail newsletter for members.

Our current president is professor Frank Asche at the University of Stavanger, Department of Industrial Economics, University of Stavanger, N-4036 Stavanger, Norway. E-mail: Frank.Asche@uis.no.

Please email us at IAAEM@uaex.edu if you have any queries in relation to IAAEM or Aquaculture Economics & Management 

IAAEM Ph.D. Award 2015

Dr. Ganesh Kumar Karunakaran and Dr. Pratheesh Omana Sudhakaran are the joint winners of the IAAEM PhD Dissertation Award 2015. The awards were given at the Aquaculture 2016 meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada, during February 22-26, 2016. These awards recognize their research excellence and contribution to the profession in the area of aquaculture economics, marketing and management.

Dr. Ganesh Kumar Karunakaran’s Dissertation is entitled “Economics and Adoption of Alternate Catfish Production Technologies” and was completed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Dr Carole R. Engle was the major professor. This dissertation is a comprehensive look at a series of important questions related to the U.S. catfish industry's search for productivity-enhancing alternatives to increase competitiveness. Ganesh's economic analyses are likely to be used widely as extension personnel seek to guide farmers in their decisions to enhance farm productivity and competitiveness.

Dr. Pratheesh Omana Sudhakaran’s dissertation entitled “Three Essays on Shellfish Management in Rhode Island” was conducted at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics of the University of Rhode Island; Dr. Hirotsugu Uchida was the adviser. Three essays in Pratheesh’s dissertation were (1) Demand Analysis of Wild Harvested Shellfish in Rhode Island; (2) Economic Feasibility of Quahog Transplant Program in Rhode Island; and (3) Effect of Oyster Farm on Housing Price in Rhode Island. This dissertation is a very good example on how research can constructively contribute to the policy debate in a particular state, but framed the question and employed the methods that can be readily expanded elsewhere.

Published on 22.03.2016

2014 Aquaculture Economics & Management Best Paper Award Announced!

The International Association of Aquaculture Economics & Management is pleased to award its first annual Best Paper Award for the 2014 volume of Aquaculture Economics & Management.  This award will be presented annually to recognize and honor the best paper published each year in the journal Aquaculture Economics & Management.

For the 2014 volume, the winning article is:

Zhang, Dengjun, Ragnar Tveteras, and Kristin Lien.  2014.  China's Impact on Global Seafood Markets.  Aquaculture Economics & Management 18(2):101-119.

China is the largest producer and consumer of seafood in the world.  The 2014 Best Paper in Aquaculture Economics & Management focuses on the effect that China has on international seafood trade.  Zhang et al. (2014) show that China’s growth in seafood exports has influenced other seafood exporting countries in the developing world in terms of the mix of seafood exports and export prices.


Honorable Mention for the 2014 volume goes to:

Asche, F., R.E Dahl, D Valderrama, and D. Zhang.  2014.  Price Transmission in New Supply Chains - The Case of Salmon in France.  Aquaculture Economics & Management 18(2):205-219.

Congratulations to the authors.

Published on 03.03.2016