James M Anderson

James M Anderson

James L. Anderson is a professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. His research in the area of fisheries and aquacultural economics began in 1980 with a study on the bioeconomics of salmon ranching in the Pacific Northwest. Since that time, he has been involved with numerous research projects related to fisheries and aquaculture management, seafood marketing and international trade, and seafood price forecasting. Recent work has focused on analysis of salmon and shrimp markets, and evaluating how aquaculture development and rights-based fisheries management are changing the global seafood sector. He is the Editor of Marine Resource Economics and SeafoodReport.com and has served on the Editorial Council of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Currently, he serves as a Director of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET). He was presented with the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award by the American Agricultural Economics Association in 1984, Research Scientist of the Year Award by the University of Rhode Island in 1994 and the Article of the Year Award from the Editorial Board of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review in 1995. He holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (B.S.), the University of Arizona (M.S.) and the University of California, Davis (Ph.D.).

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