Daniel Georgianna


Daniel Georgianna

Chancellor Professor Emeritus

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography





School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 304


1965College of the Holy CrossB.S. in Mathematics
1977University of Massachusetts AmherstPh.D. in Economics


  • Website
  • http://www.smast.umassd.edu/Fisheries/


Research activities

  • Achieving optimum yield in the scallop fishery by confronting yellowtail flounder bycatch, with Steven X. Cadrin, Cate O’Keefe, & Greg DeCelles
  • River herring bycatch avoidance in small mesh fisheries, with Kevin Stokesbury
  • Climate-related ecosystem variability along the eastern seaboard of North America and its potential effects on management of Atlantic cod and haddock on Georges Bank, with James Bisagni
  • The effect of days at sea limits on technical efficiency, with Eric Thunberg & Jim Kirkley


Research interests

  • Marine resource economics
  • Comparative economic systems
  • Economic history

Select publications

  • Dankel, D., N. Jacobson, D. Georgianna and S. Cadrin (2009).
    Can we increase haddock yield within the constraints of the Magnuson-Stevens Act?
    Fisheries Research, 100, 240-247.
  • Georgianna, D., J. Kirkley and E. Thunberg (2008).
    The effect of days at sea limits on technical efficiency
    Papers & Proceedings, Fourteenth Biennial Conference, International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade
  • Georgianna, D., and D. Shrader (2008).
    The effects of days at sea on employment, income, and hours of work: Some preliminary evidence
    Human Ecology Review, 15(1), 185-193.