Taryn Garlock

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences

(334) 740-6508 


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211 Swingle Hall
Auburn Univ, Alabama 36849



  • 2015: Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida
  • 2011:  B.S., Biology, University of Florida


  • August 2023-present: Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Auburn University
  • May 2020-August 2023: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Florida
  • January 2016-May 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida


  • United States Aquaculture Society
  • World Aquaculture Society
  • International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade
  • Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society



The long-term goal of my research program is to support profitable and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture at local and global scales. My work focuses on seafood markets, production economics, and management of fisheries and aquaculture systems.


My extension program focuses on the aquaculture industries of Alabama. The primary objective of my extension activities is to provide economic information and tools that support better financial and business decision-making among aquaculture producers and other actors in the supply chain.


• Love, D.C., Asche, F., Fry, J., Nguyen, L., Gephart, J., Garlock, T.M., Jenkins, L.D., Anderson, J., Brown, M., Viglia, S., Nussbaumer, E.M., Neff, R. 2023. Aquatic food loss and waste in the United States is half of earlier estimates. Nature Food, In Press.
• Garlock, T., Asche, F., Anderson, J.L., Hilsenroth, J., Lorenzen, K., Pincinato, R.B.M., Tveterås, R. 2023. Global and regional determinants of diversity in blue foods. Reviews in Fisheries Sciences and Aquaculture, 31(4): 523-534.
• Botta, R., Garlock, T., Asche, F., Camp, E.W., Ropicki, A. 2023. The value of product attributes for farmed oysters: A hedonic price analysis of U.S. restaurant menus. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2(2): 295-305.
• Love, D., Asche, F., Gephart, J.A., Zhu, J., Garlock, T., Stoll, J.S., Anderson, J., Conrad, Z., Nussbaumer, E.M., Thorne-Lyman, A.L., Bloem, M.W. 2023. Identifying opportunities for aligning production and consumption in the U.S. fisheries by considering seasonality. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 31(2), 259-273.
• Anderson, J.L., Asche, F., Garlock, T., Hegde, S., Ropicki, A., Straume, H.M. 2022. Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. seafood availability. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization.
• Asche, F., Straume, H.M., Garlock, T., Johansen, U., Kvamsda, S.F., Nygård, R., Pincinato, R.B., Tveterås, R. 2022. Challenges and opportunities: Impacts of COVID-19 on Norwegian Seafood exports. Aquatic Living Resources, 35(15).
• Lorenzen, K., Camp, E.V., Garlock, T. 2022. Natural mortality and body size in fish populations. Fisheries Research, 252: 106327.
• Moor, J., Ropicki, A., Garlock, T. 2022. Clam aquaculture profitability under changing environmental risks. Aquaculture Economics & Management.
• Garlock, T., Anderson, J.L., Asche, F., Smith, M., Camp, E., Chu, J., Lorenzen, K., and S. Vannuccini. 2022. Global insights on managing fishery systems for the three pillars of sustainability. Fish and Fisheries. 23(4): 899-909.
• Pincinato, R.B.M., Gasalla, M.A., Garlock, T., Anderson, J.L. 2022. Market incentives for shark fisheries. Marine Policy, 139:105031.
• Garlock, T., Asche, F., Anderson, J.L., Ceballos-Concha, A., Love, D.C., Osmundsen, T., and R.B.M. Pincinato. 2022. Aquaculture: the missing contributor in the food security agenda. Global Food Security, 32: 100620.
• Asche, F., Garlock, T., Camp, E., Garcia, L., Guillen, J., Kumar, G. 2022. Market opportunities for U.S. aquaculture producers: the case of branzino. Marine Resource Economics, 37(2).
• Asche, F., Yang, B., Gephart, J.A., Smith, M.D., Anderson, J.L., Camp, E.V., Garlock, T.M., Love, D.C., Oglend, A., Straume, H.M. 2022. China’s seafood imports – not for domestic consumption? Science, 375:386-388. DOI: 10.1126/science.abl4756
• Love, D., Asche, F., Young, R., Nussbaumer, E.M., Anderson, J., Botta, R., Conrad, Z., Froehlich, H.E., Garlock, T.M., Gephart, J.A., Ropicki, A., Stoll, J.S., Thorne-Lyman, A.L. 2022. An overview of retail sales of seafood in the United States, 2017-2019. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 30(2):259-270.
• Asseng, S., Palm, C.A., Anderson, J.L., Fresco, L., Sanchez, P.A., Asche, F., Garlock, T.M., Fanzo, J., Smith, M.D., Knapp, G., Jarvis, A., Adesogan, A., Capua, I., Hoogenboom, G., Despommier, D.D., Conti, L., Garret, K. 2021. Implications of new technologies for future food supply systems. Journal of Agricultural Science, 159: 315-319.
• Eggert, H., Anderson, C.M., Anderson J.L., Garlock, T.M. 2021. Assessing global fisheries using Fisheries Performance Indicators: Introduction to Special Section. Marine Policy, 125: 104253. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104253
• Asche, F., Garlock, T.M., Akpalu, W., Amaechina, E.C., Botta, R., Chukwuone, N.A., Eggert, H., Hutchings, K., Lokina, R., Tibesigwa, B., and J.K. Turpie. 2021. Fisheries Performance in Africa: An analysis based on data from 14 countries. Marine Policy, 125: 104263. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104263
• Doria, C.R.C., Dutka-Gianelli, J., de Sousa, S.T.B., Chu, J., Garlock, T.M. 2021. Understanding impacts of dams on the small-scale fisheries of the Madeira River through the lens of the Fisheries Performance Indicators. Marine Policy, 125: 104261. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104261
• Garlock, T., Nguyen, L., Anderson, J., and M. Musumba. 2020. Market potential for Gulf of Mexico farm-raised finfish. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 24(2): 128-142. doi:10.1080/13657305.2019.1691676
• Garlock, T.M., Asche, F., Anderson, J., Bjørndal, T. Lorenzen, K., Kumar, G., Ropicki, A., and R. Tveteras. 2020. A global blue revolution: Aquaculture growth across regions, species and countries. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 28:107-116. doi:10.1080/23308249.2019.1678111