Daniel E. Kauffman
Extension Specialist Seafood (Business)
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1983, Michigan State University
M.S., Journalism, 1972, Columbia University
B.A., Economics, 1969, Goshen College
- Conduct research on seafood marketing, particularly as it relates to non-traditional markets, like ethnic live markets or value-added seafood products.
- Conduct research on how coastal communities increase income opportunities given the resources at hand.
- Conduct research on increasing market opportunities for aquaculture products.
- Conduct research on how seafood markets perform in conjunction with regulation and how market incentives might be better harnessed for improved regulation and performance.
- Provide information about niche markets and value-added markets to wild caught and aquaculture producers.
- Assist producers with acquiring the skills necessary to penetrate these new markets and analyze potential costs and revenues.
- Provide information and analysis to seafood producers for starting new businesses or line extensions of old ones.
- Provide information on how regulations and changes in them will potentially affect system performance.
Current or completed research grants and funding
- Kauffman D., M.Walker, M. Jahncke. A Grocery Store Test Market for Farmer Grown Shrimp. U.S.D.A. (2012) $20,909.
- Jahncke M., M. Schwarz, D. Kauffman. Developing of Recirculating System for Marine Shrimp Production. Virginia Tobacco Indemification Commission, $55, 715.
- Kauffman D., T. Rippen, D. Hicks. Creating and Bringing to market value-added seafood products. National Sea Grant College Program. $11,750.
- Kuhn, D., L. Marsh, G. Flick, D. Kauffman et al. An Integrated Research/Extension Program for Economic Development in Southside and Southwest Virginia. 2010 CALS Integrated Internal Competitive Grants Program. (2010) $49,697.
- Parveen, S.; Bowers, J.; Browhawn, K.; Jahancke, M.; Kauffman, D.; Rippen, T. Evaluation Of Practical Post-Harvest Mitigation Strategies To Reduce The Abundance Of Vibrio Bacteria In Molluscan Shellfish. USDA National Food and Agriculture Institute (2010) $499,895.
- Kauffman, D.; Clarke, V.; Oesterling, M. Increasing the recognition of and the demand for VA half-shell cultured oysters. Virginia Marine Products Board. (2010) $8,700.
- Kauffman, D. Creating and bringing to market value-added seafood products. Commercial Fish and Shellfish Technologies. (2009) $10,450.
- Jahncke, M.; Rippen T.: Kauffman, D. et al. Developing and evaluating for market acceptability different pasteurized crab packages. VA Sea Grant (2007) $86,189.
- Kauffman, D., et al. Creating new markets for VA caught red crab. CFAST (2008) $12,239
- Kauffman, D., et al. Will tourists pay to experience a waterman’s world on Tangier. CFAST 2006 ($12,926)
- Kauffman, D., D. Taylor, Managing flounder openings for maximum revenue. VA Sea Grant (2005) $68,977
Recent reports and publications
- Hudson, K., D Kauffman, T. Murray and A. Solomon. Cultchless (Single seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia--User Manual. 2012. VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2012-10
- Jahncke, M., and D. Kauffman. 2012. Underutilized (Latent) Species. Book chapter in: The Seafood Industry 2nd Edition. (R. E. Martin, G. J. Flick and L. Granata, Editors). Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York.
- D. Kauffman, Walker, M. Walker, L. DuBois, 2012, Freshwater Shrimp Boils: A Festive Community Event for Fun and Profit, VA Cooperative Extension Publication AAEC-28. Found at: https://www.google.com/search?q=freshwater%20shimp%20boils&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8:
- Kauffman, D. 2011. Selling Cobia in Live Markets. Journal of Food Distribution Research. March. Vol 41 Iss 1.
- Kauffman, D. 2010. Will Cobia sell in U.S. Live Markets? Global Aquaculture Advocate. Nov/Dec. Vol 13 Iss 6.
- Kauffman, D., and B. Fisher. 2010. An examination of methods: hand picking deep-sea red crab and keeping them alive on shore. Virginia Sea Grant Report 10-04. Report available at: http://web.vims.edu/adv/fisheries/2010_RedCrabProcessingFINAL.pdf
- Kuminoff, N., D. Bosch, D. Kauffman, J. Pope, and S. Stephenson. 2008. The Growing Supply of Ecolabeled Seafood: An Economic Perspective. Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Vol IX, Issue I, Fall.
- Chen, W., D. Kauffman, D. Taylor, and E. Peterson. 2008. Managing Flounder Openings for Maximum Revenue. Selected paper 469413 for the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. pp. 30. Paper available at: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/