Horticulture and Marine Economics Projects

NEWLY FUNDED PROJECTS 
 
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF MARINE DEBRIS, 2018-2021 (WEDNESDAY, CREC. EPA/MSU-ES/MASGC) 
  • Construct technical characteristics of marine debris caught by commercial fishing vessels/boats.
  • Compile damages to commercial fishing vessels/boats and gear, and costs of removal and disposal of marine debris.
  • Compile lost fishing time, reduction in catches, or foregone sales associated with marine debris.
  • Estimate economic impacts on commercial fishing associated with marine debris.
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
SOFTSHELL BLUE CRAB POND GROWOUT, 2018-2021 (THURSDAY, CREC, USDC-NOAA-NSGP-MASGC-USM-MAFES)
  • Estimate the investment requirements and ownership costs of producing blue softshell crabs in pond grow out production system.
  • Evaluate the operating costs of producing blue softshell crabs in pond grow out production system. 
  • Develop optimal economic models of softshell blue crab production systems subject to supply and technological constraints.  
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
PRODUCING SURIMI FROM CATFISH BY-PRODUCTS, 2018-2021 (FRIDAY, CREC/ESPL,USDA-NIFA-MAFES) 
Estimate the potential supply of catfish processing byproducts suitable for surimi production.
Evaluate the economic and financial feasibility of producing surimi out of catfish processing byproducts.
Develop optimal economic models of surimi production systems subject to supply and technological constraints. 
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
CONTINUING PROJECTS 
 
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES, 2016-2023 (THURSDAY. CREC. MAFES)
  • Develop a methodology for assessing the economic impacts of aquatic animal diseases
  • Estimate the adverse effects of aquatic fish diseases using data from East Mississippi catfish farms. 
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
HORTICULTURE ECONOMICS2003-2021 (MONDAY, CREC/SMBES. USDA-NIFA-MAFES)
Investigate labor management practices and mechanization in the horticulture industry
  • Assess the economic impacts of horticulture research.
  • Evaluate consumer preferences for specialty crops and products. 
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
MARKETING SEAFOOD AND SPECIALTY CROPS, 2010-2021 (TUESDAY, CREC. MSU-ES/MASGC) 
Promote local food businesses through the Mississippi MarketMaker marketing program.
Publish bi-weekly Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. 
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS, 2005-2021 (FREE DAY. MSU-ES/MASGC/MAFES
Develop economic recovery models for marine industries and coastal counties.
  • Develop economic contribution models for marine industries in coastal counties.
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
MARINE FISHERIES ECONOMICS. 2010-2021 (FREE DAY. MSU-ES/MASGC/MAFES)
  • Develop a methodology for assessing resiliency of labor markets
  • Assess the volatility of ex-vessel and wholesale prices of shrimp and aquaculture products. 
  • Read more at the project website. LINK 
DR. POSADAS NEEDS YOUR OPINIONS

Please participate in a four-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine