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Kwamena K Quagrainie

Agricultural Economics 

  • Clinical Engagement Associate Professor Agricultural Economics/Forestry & Natural Resouces
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.

Amankwah, A., Quagrainie, K. K., & Preckel, P. V. (2016). [Title of article pending] Agricultural Economics, 47(6), 633–643.

Darko, F. A., & Quagrainie, K. K. (2016). Consumer Preferences for Farmed Tilapia in Tanzania: A Choice Experiment Analysis. 28(3), 131-143.

Quagrainie, K. K. (2015). Profitability of Hybrid Striped Bass Cage Aquaculture in the Midwest. Purdue University Extension Publication# EC-798-W / Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Publication #15-004. Retrieved from

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

Quagrainie, K. (2014). Consumer Perceptions and Preferences of Wild and Farmed Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell 1822) in Urban Centres in Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2(7), 694-705.

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

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

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

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