University of Florida
Charles M. Adams

Charles M. Adams

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1099 MCCB
P.O. Box 110240 IFAS
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
Fax: 352-392-3646

Dr. Adams received his BS in Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. He earned a PhD from the University of Florida’s Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) in 1984. He was hired as an Assistant Professor that same year in FRED. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1994. He is also the Marine Economics Specialist for the Florida Sea Grant Program at UF, a position he has also held since 1984. Dr. Adams has a Full Extension appointment, but is heavily engaged in a variety of applied research efforts. His primary areas of specialty includes addressing a wide range of economic issues related to marine fisheries management, seafood markets and demand, marine aquaculture feasibility, coastal industry activity and impact, and changes in coastal environmental conditions. His work serves to assist industry, agency, and public user groups in their decisions regarding marine resource management, utilization, and investment. Dr. Adams has served on the Scientific and Statistical Committee of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fisheries Management Councils, and currently serves as a Task Force member for the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. He also is the Gulf-region Sea Grant representative for the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition. Dr. Adams has published in a wide variety of economics and environmental journals, and has been most recently funded by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, USDA, the Florida Sea Grant College Program, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, NOAA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. Adams is a member of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association, and the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management.


Marine Economics


  • Ph.D, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida
  • MS, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
  • BS, Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University