Fisheries & Ocean Policy

Promoting Healthy Oceans & Fisheries

My office offers consultations, legal research and policy analysis services to individuals, businesses, NGOs, Think Tanks and academic institutions on a broad range of legal topics concerning the laws and regulations that govern Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Coastal Spatial Planning and Ocean Usage.

 

My services help clients to identify and understand the complex nature of competing, and often conflicting, activities in the marine environment. My research goals take me to where the facts reside and are geared toward finding ways of reducing conflicts among competing uses while promoting sustainable, compatible activities that further healthy coastal community economics.

 

Selected Publications and Presentations

2015

HabCam Operator

Georges Bank Sea Scallop Stock Assessment Survey Group. At-Sea scallop research project in closed areas to Hague Line June 2015. A Woods Hole Oceanographic tech sled towed on fiber optic cable

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2014

Community Based Aquaculture Development 

A grant submission to NOAA’s Saltonstall-Kennedy RFP. Prepared in conjunction with the City of Gloucester and Salem Sate University’s Cat Cove Northeast Aquaculture Center.

 

2013

Vermont School of Law

Guest Lecturer on Aquaculture.

 

2009

Southeast Aquaculture Assessment

A study of Aquaculture law and regulation in the Southeastern United States. Prepared for The Ocean Conservancy.

 

2008

Northeast Aquaculture Assessment

A study of Aquaculture law and regulation in the Northeastern United States. Prepared for The Ocean Conservancy.

 

2006

Vermont School of Law

Guest Lecturer on Aquaculture.

 

2004

Hoagland, P., Jin, D., Kite-Powell, H., Riaf, K. Improving the Regulatory Framework for Marine Aquaculture, Regional Planning and Economic Decision-making.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Marine Policy Center

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2002

Hoagland, P., Jin, D., Jarvin, D., Riaf, K. (NMFS SK) Aquaculture Regulation: Economic and Legal Models for the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

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1999

Sea Scallop Working Group

Aquaculture Blueprint Policy Recommendations Proceedings 2nd SSWG Summit

 

1999

Sea Scallop Working Group Summit Conference

Presenter UMass Policy Center for Marine Biosciences and Technology.

1999

Goudey, C., Smolowitz, R., Riaf, K. et al.

Sea Scallop Enhancement and Sustainable Harvesting 

(SeaStead) MIT SeaGrant

1998

Mook, B., Riaf, K., Taylor, R.

Fisherman Friendly Production Strategies for Sea Scallops.

NMFS FIG

1996

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aquaculture Conference.

Presenter, Riaf, K. - Massachusetts Pioneers and Their Obstacles.

1993

Wypyzinsky, A., Riaf, K., et. al.  

NRAC: Rutgers University SeaGrant Improving the Legal Framework for Aquaculture in the U.S.

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Ken@KenRiaf-Law.com

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