Top international seafood, aquaculture economists to lecture at UAPB

Bobbie Handcock | UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences  

Madan Dey leftPINE BLUFF, Ark. – Top seafood and aquaculture economists from around the world will lecture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Center of Excellence this summer. Experts from the United States, Norway and the Philippines will speak during a high-level, specialized course scheduled for June 16-June 27. The session is entitled, “Frontiers of Fish/Seafood Marketing and Market Modeling: Economic Theories and Estimation Techniques.”

Participants from the around the world will be attending the training, said Dr. Madan Dey,professor of aquaculture economics and marketing at UAPB.

“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,” he said. “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,” Dr. 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).

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