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Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis

Aquaculture Economics and Financing: Management and Analysis

Carole R. Engle

ISBN: 978-0-813-81301-1

Sep 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

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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.

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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.





"Applying the theory and methods of economic and financial analysis to aquaculture, Engle (aquaculture and fisheries, U. of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) offers a detailed and practical guide both for people running fish farms and researchers analyzing their economics and finances" (Book News Inc, November 2010)

  • Provides a practical and comprehensive understanding of aquaculture economics and financing
  • Discusses key issues in business plan development, marketing, monitoring financial performance, and managing cash flow, assets, and business risk
  • Features examples of practical application in each chapter
  • Includes an annotated bibliography and webliography detailing key resources and software products available for economic and financial analyses