[PAST EVENT] VIMS Wachapreague Seminar: Measuring the effects of regulations at the farm level for US aquaculture

December 4, 2019
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
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  • Open to the public

Declines in the growth rate of U.S. aquaculture have been partially attributed to the overlapping and inefficient regulatory framework, which is believed to have constrained the industry. In an effort to quantify the costs and effects of regulatory compliance at the farm level, three sectors of U.S. aquaculture have been studied by Dr. van Senten to date. The first of these studies examined the farm-level regulatory burden and its economic effects on the U.S. baitfish/sportfish sector of the aquaculture industry, which was followed by similar studies on the U.S. trout industry and the west coast shellfish industry. Regulations will have some degree of cost to farms, however, the magnitude of the regulatory cost burden on U.S. aquaculture calls for concerted efforts to identify and implement innovative regulatory monitoring and compliance frameworks that reduce the cost burden for producers. Presented by Jonathan van Senten, PhD, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech Seafood AREC Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 

There is no charge for this presentation. Seating limited to 60 people. 

If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:
http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date-time of the event. 


Linda Ward 757-787-5816