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Donald Bacoat

Aquaculture Carpenter/Production Assistant

(478) 825-6786

(478) 825-6299


Extension Area: Agricultural and Natural Resources

  • Aquaculture
  • Hatchery design
  • Tuna aquaculture
  • Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture
  • Watershed restoration
  • Sustainable ecosystems
  • Slater Technology Entrepreneurial Fellow
  • NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
  • Edwin Iversen Award in Aquaculture
  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center Fellowship

Master of Science: Masters of Environmental Science and Management - University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Bachelor of Arts: Spanish - Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Bacoat, D.J., 2012 Aquaculture Ecolabelling – A White Paper in Integrated Coastal Science prepared by Donald J. Bacoat for Caribbean Mariculture, Dominican Republic

Bacoat, D.J., 2010. Rise of Sustainable Aquaculture will Benefit Rhode Island. ecoRI

Benetti, D., O'Hanlon, B., Sardenberg, B., Orhun, R., Brand, L. Rivera, J., Welch, A., Hoenig, R., Zink, I., Denlinger, B., Bacoat, D., Palmer, K. Advances in hatchery and growout technology of Cobia Rachycentron canadum. World Aquaculture Society (WAS) 2008, Orlando, Florida CD of Abstracts, 29.

Benetti, D., Orhun, R., Zink, I., Cavalin, F., Sardenberg, B., Palmer, K., Denlinger, B., Bacoat, D., and B. O'Hanlon. 2007. Aquaculture of Cobia Rachycentron canadum in the Americas and the Caribbean. In "Cobia Aquaculture: Research Development and Commercial Production" (I Chiu Lia and Eduardo M. Leano (eds.), 57-77.