September 29, 2021

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Sherry Larkin, Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department; Director, Florida Sea Grant

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Dr. Sherry Larkin is a natural resource and environmental economist tenured in the Food and Resource Economics Department at UF. She earned her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University in 1998 and has been a faculty member at UF/IFAS since 2000. She currently serves as the director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program.

In the profession, Dr. Larkin has served as an elected member of the executive committee for the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) and the president of the North American Association of Fisheries Economics (NAAFE). She was also an associate editor of the journal Marine Resource Economics from 2000-2015.

In the policy arena, Dr. Larkin has been actively involved in fisheries management by serving on the Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) for both the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils. In addition to seafood and fisheries, Dr. Larkin’s research has studied the economic valuation of non-market benefits associated with alternative production techniques in farming and forestry, programs to improve water quality (including harmful algal blooms or HABs), and the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.