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Dr. Daniel D Benetti

  • DBenettiProfessor, Marine Ecosystems and Society, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
    University of Miami

    Phone: (305) 421-4889 | Email: d.benetti@miami.edu | Fax: (305) 421-4675

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    Director, Aquaculture, RSMAS,  1998 - present

    Expert Advisor, European Union Science Advisory Board (2012)

    Seafood Watch (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California) Science Advisory Board Member 2012-present

    Member, World Aquaculture Society (WAS) 1987-present

    President, Aquaculture International Consulting, Inc. (AIC), Miami, 1993-1996

    Director, Mariculture Project, Ecuador, 1993-1994


    Marine Biology and Fisheries University of Miami (1992)
    Aquaculture and Fishery Management University of Stirling (1985)
    Biological Oceanography University of Rio Grande (1978)



    Books, web and monographs:

    1. Benetti, D.D. (In Press). Advanced hatchery and growout technologies of marine fish. Book. Under contract with Blackwell Publishing Co. Sole author. Due Fall 2017.
    2. Benetti, D.D., G.W. Partridge and A. Buentello, (eds) (2015). Advances in tuna aquaculture - from hatchery to market. Academic Press, Elsevier Publish. Co.: 395 p.
    3. Benetti, D.D., B. Sardenberg, C. Fuentevilla, J.A. Suarez, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, A. Welch, S. Miralao, P. Brown, D. Farkas, B. Bookhamer, B. O’Hanlon and T. Soligo 2013. Cultivo de cobia (Rachycentron canadum) en Latinoamérica. In: Acuacultura de cobia en las Americas Castelló y Orvay, F. (coord.) eBook Piscicultura marina en Latinoamérica. Bases científicas y técnicas para su desarrollo. Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Public. & Edic.: 286-300. http://www.publicacions.ub.edu/ficha.aspx?cod=07798; http://www.publicacions.ub.edu/hojear.aspx?fichero=07798.pdf
    4. FAO/GESAMP Experts Working Group 36, Ecosystem Approach to Offshore Aquaculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN), Rome, Italy: In review.
    5. Benetti, D.D., M.R. Orhun, I. Zink, F. G. Cavalin, B. Sardenberg, K. Palmer, B. Denlinger, D. Bacoat and B. O'Hanlon. 2007. Aquaculture of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in the Americas and the Caribbean. Pages 57-78. In: I C. Liao and E.M. Leaño (editors) In: Cobia Aquaculture: Research, Development and Commercial Production. Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines, World Aquaculture Society, Louisiana, USA, The Fisheries Society of Taiwan, Keelung Taiwan, and National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
    6. Marine Aquaculture Task Force 2007. Sustainable Marine Aquaculture: Fulfilling the promise; managing the risks. Report of the Marine Aquaculture Task Force, January 2007. MD, US: 128 p.
    7. Benetti, D.D., M. Nakada, S. Shotton, C. Poortenaar, P. Tracy, W. Hutchinson 2005. Aquaculture of three species of yellowtail jacks (Carangidae, Seriola spp). In: Aquaculture in the 21st Century, A. Kelly and J. Silverstein, eds. American Fisheries Society Symposium 46: 491-515 https://iiiprxy.library.miami.edu/login?url=http://www.cabi.org/ac
    8. Benetti, D.D., M. Nakada and M.R. Orhun. 2007- Aquaculture of Yellowtail Hamachi, Seriola quinqueradiata. Aquaculture Compendium, CABI Ed. Available as CD and online at http://www.cabicompendium.org/ac/datasheet.asp?CCODE=SEROQU. Benetti, D.D. and M.R. Orhun. Cobia (Rachycentron canadum). FAO/FIRI - Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service (FIRI) 2004-05 Fact Sheet. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy (available online at the FAO/FIRI site.
    9. O'Hanlon, B., D.D. Benetti, J.F. Alarcon, O. Stevens, G. Benner-Stevens, W. Matzie, M.W. Feeley, S. Zimmerman, and L. Eldridge. 2003.Advances in aquaculture technology of mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili), two candidate species for offshore grow-out. Pages 215-221 in C.J. Bridger and B.A. Costa-Pierce, editors. Open Ocean Aquaculture: From Research to Commercial Reality. The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
    10. Rotman, F.J., D.D. Benetti, B. O'Hanlon, D.D. Benetti, O. Stevens, J. Rivera, and J. Ayvazian. 2003. Recent progress and constraints towards implementing an offshore cage aquaculture project in Puerto Rico, USA. Pages 263-268 in C.J. Bridger and B.A. Costa-Pierce, editors. Open Ocean Aquaculture: From Research to Commercial Reality. The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
    11. Watanabe, W.O., D.D. Benetti, M.W. Feeley, D.A. Davis and R.O. Phelps (2005). Status of artificial propagation of mutton, yellowtail and red snapper (Family LUTJANIDAE) in the Southeastern U.S. In: Aquaculture in the 21st Century, A. Kelly and J. Silverstein, eds. American Fisheries Society Symposium 46:517-540
    12. Tucker, J. Jr., A. Venizelos and D.D. Benetti. 2000. Grouper (Serranidae) culture. In: Encyclopedia of Aquaculture. John Wyley & Sons: 86-90.


    Dr. Daniel Benetti is a Professor and the Director of Aquaculture at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where he was the Chairman of the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy from 2003 to 2008. He has over 30 years experience in aquaculture worldwide. Besides his academic responsibilities at RSMAS – where he teaches the 3 graduate level core courses of the Aquaculture Track degree —, he carries out scientific and R&D projects on technology development and environmental issues related to aquaculture. He specializes in hatchery and open ocean growout technologies of marine finfish species, including, most recently, cobia, Seriola (yellowtail jacks), snapper, tuna, mahimahi and flounder. 

    Dr. Benetti has published over 100 articles in aquaculture science and technology, has extensive experience with the industry and has been a consultant for the private and government sectors in Latin America, U.S., Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Australia, where he has partnered with the government and the industry to spearhead advanced technology for hatchery and sustainable offshore aquaculture development. He is the scientific coordinator of several offshore aquaculture projects and operations in the US and abroad. He is consulting for technology transfer of marine fish hatchery and growout for the government and private sector of a number of countries in 5 continents in project development for sustainable aquaculture and environmental monitoring programs with focus on open ocean and coastal mariculture operations. His work is centered on innovative research to ensure that seafood production through mariculture is wholesome, environmentally sustainable and economic viable.

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    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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