Kenneth La Valley

  • Dean and Director, UNH Cooperative Extension

Ph.D. University of Rhode Island 2005

Research Areas

Fisheries Biology, Aquaculture and Food Safety

Research Emphasis

Transfer conservation minded fishing technologies to the commercial fishing industry that

  • reduce or eliminate bycatch of threatened or endangered species
  • reduce benthic impacts by mobile fishing gears
  • increase fishing selectivity

Facilitate cooperative fisheries research between industry and academic partners,

Design and investigate aquaculture technologies, innovative fishing strategies and bycatch reporting models,

Provide seafood safety, HACCP and best handling strategies to the seafood industry.

Courses Taught

Zoology 503

Introduction to Marine Biology

Zoology 998 (08)

Contemporary Issues in US Fisheries Graduate Seminar

Publications

La Valley, K.J., J. DeAlteris, M. Rice and M. Gomez-Chiarri. (In Press). North Atlantic Vibrio vulnificus Surveillance from Post-harvest Oysters at a U.S. Shellfish Processing Facility. Journal of Foodservice.

La Valley, K.J. and P. He. (In Press). Training in Reversal: A Fishing Gear Workshop by Fishermen for Non-fishermen. Journal of Extension.

La Valley, K.J. and C. Violette. Choosing Safe Seafood. NH Sea Grant Publication. UNHMP-IS-SG-07-15

La Valley, K.J. 2007. 2007 Haddock Workshop: Recent Advances in Haddock Separation Technology. UNHMP-R-AG-07-16

La Valley, K.J., R. Gallant and R. Grizzle. 2007. Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area: 2007 Symposium. UNHMP-PR-SG-07-06

La Valley, K. J. 2007. Science and industry collaborate to reduce small shrimp catch. NH Sea Grant publication UNHMP-IS-SG-07-03

La Valley, K. J. 2006. Cooperative research gives new insights into yellowtail flounder. NH Sea Grant publication UNHMP-IS-SG-06-36

La Valley, K. J. 2006. Innovative technologies may provide alternative for whale entanglement mitigation. NH Sea Grant publication UNHMP-IS-SG-06-37

La Valley, K. J. 2006. What is the optimum mesh size to harvest groundfish on Georges Bank? Drawing conclusions from cooperative research. NH Sea Grant publication UNHMP-TR-SG-06-22.

La Valley, K. J. and D. Morse. 2006. Onboard handling techniques key to higher quality and price. NH Sea Grant publication UNHMP-IS-SG-06-31.

La Valley, K. J. 2001. Effects of Nursery Culture Technique on the Morphology and Borrowing Capability of the Softshell Clam, Mya arenaria. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 20, No. 1509-530.

DeAlteris, J. T., and K. J. La Valley. 1999. Physiological Response of Scup, Stenotomus chrysops, to a Similated Trawl Capture and Escape Event. Marine Technology Society.

La Valley, K. J., T.L. Howell, R.Y. Morse, B.F. Beal, and B. Dubois. 1999. Experimental testing of field techniques for farming the soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria). Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 18, No.1, 259-280.

Recent Trade Publications:

La Valley, K.J. 2007. Can Mischmetal Stave of Dogfish Hords? Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, September Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2007. Line Cutters May Slice Whale Entanglement Risk. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, June Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2007. Dual grid design reduces catch of small shrimp. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, March Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2006. Partners gauge survival of hook-caught dogfish. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, December Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2006. Otoliths may hold key to monkfish migration. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, September Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2006. How does trap density relate to lobster catch? Monhegan lobstermen, Maine DMR research partnership seeks answer. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, June Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2006. Longliners, Scientists Team to Study Cod Survival. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, March Issue.

La Valley, K.J. 2005. UNH, fishermen analyze WGOM closure impacts. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, December Issue.

La Valley, K. J. 2005. MA Fisherman, DMF Find a Cod Pot That Works. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, September Issue.

La Valley, K. J. 2005. Littlefield Helps to Build Plankton Database. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, June Issue.

La Valley, K. J. 2005. Cooperative Research Aids Shrimp Grate Advance. Commercial Fisheries News. Page 2B, March Issue.

Phone: 
603.862.4343

University of New Hampshire
UNH Cooperative Extension
Taylor Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Aquaculture
Fisheries
Marine Biology