Top aquaculture economists to lecture at UAPB starting June 16


Top seafood and aquaculture economists will lecture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Center of Excellence June 16-June 27.

Experts from the United States, Norway and the Philippines will speak during a specialized course during a session entitled, “Frontiers of Fish/Seafood Marketing and Market Modeling: Economic Theories and Estimation Techniques.”

“The purpose of this graduate-level intensive course is to provide participants with economic theories and quantitative techniques necessary for conducting fish/seafood marketing and market modeling analyses,” said Madan Dey, professor of aquaculture economics and marketing at UAPB. “It will be taught by top global leaders in the field of fish/seafood marketing and market modeling.”

Principal instructors are professors Frank Asche of the University of Stavanger in Norway, Cathy Roheim of the University of Idaho, Gunnar Knapp of the University of Alaska, U-Primo Rodriguez of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, and Carole Engle and Madan Dey of UAPB.

“The course will include in-depth coverage of theories of economic principles and quantitative techniques, and their application in aquaculture and fisheries using hand-on exercises,” Dey said. “We are expecting about 15 people, including six to seven international participants representing Asia (Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia/Vietnam), Africa (Nigeria) and Europe (United Kingdom).