Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis provides a detailed and specific set of guidelines for using economic and financial analysis in aquaculture production. By discussing key issues such as how to finance and plan new aquaculture business, how to monitor and evaluate economic performance, and how to manage capital, labor, and business risk, the book equips aquaculture professionals, researchers, and students with important information applicable to a wide range of business decisions.
Chapters address each stage of developing an aquaculture business, including financing, marketing, and developing a business plan to managing cash flows and analyzing financial statements. Each chapter includes a detailed example of practical application taken from every-day experience. Written in straightforward terminology facilitating ready application, Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis is an essential tool for analyzing and improving financial performance of aquaculture operations.
Carole R. Engle, Ph.D. is Professor, Director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center and Chairperson of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She has more than 30 years of experience in the analysis of economics and marketing issues related to aquaculture. She has worked in 20 different countries in all major world regions. She continues to teach an undergraduate and a graduate course in Aquaculture Economics in addition to research and extension responsibilities in the same area. She is past-President of the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management and of the U.S. Aquaculture Society, a Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award from the Catfish Farmers of America and service award from the Catfish Farmers of Arkansas, and two-time recipient of the Joseph P. McCraren Award from the National Aquaculture Association.
Preface. Acknowledgments. I Managing Aquaculture Businesses. 1 Starting an Aquaculture Business. 2 Marketing Aquaculture Products. 3 Developing a Business Plan for Aquaculture. 4 Monitoring Economic and Financial Performance of Aquaculture Businesses. 5 Financing an Aquaculture Business. 6 Managing Cash Flow. 7 Managing Capital Assets in Aquaculture Businesses. 8 Managing Risk in Aquaculture Businesses. 9 Managing Labor. II Economic and Financial Analysis of Aquaculture Businesses. 10 The Enterprise Budget and Partial Budgeting in Aquaculture. 11 Financial Statements: Balance Sheet and Income Statement in Aquaculture. 12 Cash Flow Analyses in Aquaculture. 13 Investment Analysis (Capital Budgeting) in Aquaculture. 14 Lending in Aquaculture. III Research Techniques to Analyze Farm-Level Decision-Making. 15 Use and Misuse of Enterprise and Partial Budgets. 16 Risk Analysis in Production Aquaculture Research. 17 Whole-Farm Modeling of Aquaculture. 18 Managing Government Policies and Regulation in Aquaculture Businesses. Bibliography. Webliography. Glossary. Index.