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Kwamena K Quagrainie

Agricultural Economics 

  • Clin Engage Assc Prof Ag Econ/Fors & NR
Krannert Room 691

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Aquaculture Marketing Dir./Assoc. Professor
KRAN Room 626
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Research/ Centers - Fisheries and Aquatic SciencesIllinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Facilities - Animal Care FacilityAquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical LabAquatic Ecology Research Lab,Aquaculture Research LabJohn S. Wright Center

Resources - Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Impacts (success stories with program activities, pdf 299kb)

Purdue Extension FNR ExtensionWhy Extension?

Dr. Quagrainie has a shared appointment with College of Agriculture and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. With his aquaculture research and expertise it gives him the opportunity to share resources through the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program and Purdue.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant combines research, education and outreach to empower southern Lake Michigan communities to secure a healthy environment and economy.

Awards & Honors

(2013) Honorable Mention, Publication of Enduring Quality. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES).

(2012) Mid-Career Award from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA). Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA).

(2009) Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

(2009) The Distinguished Early Career Award. US Aquaculture Society.

Selected Publications

Quagrainie, K. K. (2016). Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing Handbook. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

The Market for Aquaculture Products: Market Efficiency and Global Competitiveness. (2013). . New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books.

Quagrainie, K., Ndanga, L. B., & Dennis, J. (2013). Economically Feasible Options for Increased Women Participation in Kenyan Aquaculture Value Chain. Aquaculture, 414-415, 183-190. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K., He, C., & Wang, H. (2013). Determinants of Shrimp Importation into the USA: An Application of an Augmented Gravity Model. Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, 11(3), 219-228. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K., & Broughton, M. (2013). Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana. (EC-770-W), 8. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K., Gvillo, R., Olynk, N., & Dennis, J. (2013). Are Midwestern Fish Retailers Willing to Pay More for Regionally Grown Fresh-on-ice Fish. Agricultural Sciences, 4(6A), 39-45. Retrieved from

Delineating Shoppers of Live Seafood in the Midwestern United States. (2011). Aquaculture Economics & Management, 15(3), 155-165.

Factors Influencing the Purchase of Live Seafood in the North Central Region of the United States. (2011). Marine Resource Economics, 26(1), 59-74.

Ngugi, C., & Amisah, S. (2010). Analysis of the use of credit facilities by small-scale fish farmers in Kenya. Aquaculture International, 18(3), 393-402.

Quagrainie, K. K. (2015). Profitability of Indoor Production of Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei): A Case Study of the Indiana Industry. Purdue University Extension Publication# EC-797-W / Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Publication #15-005. Retrieved from