Keith Criddle

Keith Criddle

Ted Stevens Distinguished Professor of Marine Policy

Fisheries Conservation
Sustainable Harvesting
Human Dimensions and Community Development
Fisheries Management

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Lena Point 203
17101 Lena Point Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday
1:00–2:00 pm
203 Lena Point Building
or by appointment


University of California, Davis
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics

University of California Davis
M.S., Agricultural Economics

California State University Sacramento
B.S., Biological Sciences and Economics (dual major)


Curriculum Vitae



  • Rayne Billings
  • Anna Buettner
  • Steven Gabelein
  • Olivia Kavanaugh
  • Juliana Leggitt
  • Emma Luck
  • Anna Rose MacArthur
  • Derek Petty
  • Elizabeth Purcell
  • Ashley Ruis
  • Charles Russell
  • Heather Scannell
  • Ivy Schultz
  • Gabriella Weigman



Criddle, K.R. 2021. Human dimensions. Chapter 9 (pages 75-82) in PC Chandler PC, S Yoo (editors), Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2009–2016: Synthesis Report. PICES Special Publication 7. ISBN 1813-8519.

Williams, B.C., K.R. Criddle, G.H. Kruse. 2021. An agent-based model to examine parallel and divergent fishery management strategies for transboundary stocks. Natural Resource Modeling.

Figus, E., K.R. Criddle. 2019. Characterizing preferences of fishermen to inform decision-making: a case study of the Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) fishery off Alaska. PLoS ONE 14(3):e0212537

Chenoweth, E., K.R. Criddle. 2019. The economic impacts of humpback whale depredation on hatchery-released juvenile Pacific salmon in Southeast Alaska. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 11(1):62-75.

Figus, E., K.R. Criddle. 2019. Comparing self-reported incidental catch among fishermen targeting Pacific halibut and a fishery-independent survey. Marine Policy 100: 371-381.

Sugihara, G., K.R. Criddle, H. Ye, A. Lee, G. Pao, C. James, E. Saberski, A. Giron-Nava. 2018. Comprehensive incentives for reducing Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea walleye pollock fishery: Individual Tradable Encounter Credits. Regional Studies in Marine Science 22: 70–81.

Powell, J.E., Wipfli, M.S., Criddle, K.R., E.R. Schoen. 2018. Will Alaska’s fisheries regime prove resilient? Kenai River fishery management as a model for adaptive governance. Fisheries 43(1): 26-30.

Link, J.S., O. Thébaud, D.C. Smith, A.D.M. Smith, J. Schmidt, J. Rice, J.J. Poos, C. Pita, D. Lipton, M. Kraan, S. Frusher, L. Doyen, A. Cudennec, K.R. Criddle, and D. Bailly. 2017. Keeping humans in the ecosystem. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74(7): 1947–1956.

Adkison, M. and K.R. Criddle. 2017. Incorporating non-baseline characters into genetic mixture analyses. Fisheries Research 193: 217-222.

Debroy, P., M. Krishnan, A.D. Upadhyay, V. Ramasubramanian, K.R. Criddle, V.R. Kiresu, and S.K. Datta. 2016. Resource distribution, growth, and strategies for enhancing fish production in north-eastern states of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries 63(2): 1-7. DOI: 10.21077/ijf.2016.63.2.37060-01

Warpinski, S., M. Herrmann, J.A. Greenberg, K.R. Criddle. 2016. Alaska’s sablefish fishery after Individual Fishing Quota Program implementation: an international economic market model. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36: 864–875. DOI:10.1080/02755947.2016.1165766

Yasumiishi, E.C.M., K.R. Criddle, J.H. Helle, N. Hillgruber and F.J. Mueter. 2016. Effect of population abundance and climate on the growth of two populations of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Fishery Bulletin 114(2): 203-219. (doi:10.7755/FB.114.2.7)

Criddle, K.R. and  I. Shimizu. 2014. Economic importance of wild salmon. Chapter 14 (pages 269-306) in P.T.K. Woo, D.J. Noakes (editors). Salmon: Biology, Ecological Impacts, and Economic Importance. Nova Publishers, New York, USA


  • Aquaculture
  • Bioeconomics
  • Fisheries Management
  • Marine Policy
  • Sustainable Fisheries


Research Overview

My research explores the intersection between the natural sciences, economics, and public policy and is driven by an interest in the sustainable management of living marine resources of the North Pacific. I direct graduate projects in bioeconomics, statistical inference, and policy analysis and teach courses in resource and environmental economics, econometrics and time series analysis, operations research and decision theory, fisheries law, policy analysis, and economic development for fisheries-dependent communities.