King and Associates, Incorporated (KAA) is an economic research and consulting firm specializing in ocean resources and ocean-related industries, markets, impacts, and regulations. The firm was founded in 1982 by marine resource economist Dennis King and serves a variety of industry, government, and non-government clients world-wide from offices in Plymouth, Massachusetts (USA).
The firm is managed by Dennis King who has over 40 years of university and private consulting experience assisting clients who are making ocean-related investment, trade, and regulatory decisions. Through KAA he also provides litigation and mediation support services and expert testimony aimed at resolving legal and regulatory conflicts regarding seafood labeling and pricing, fishery-related insurance claims, wetland mitigation, and remediation and compensation related to damages to ocean resources. Dr. King holds a Ph.D. in marine resource economics from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. in natural resource economics and a BBA in corporate finance from the University of Massachusetts. He is a retired research professor and current visiting professor and project consultant at the University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in marine resource economics, fishery economics, and aquaculture economics at several U.S.-based universities and contributed to similar courses elsewhere around the world. See King resume.
KAA clients include international, federal, state, and local resource agencies, insurance and financial institutions, small and large businesses, and not-for profit environmental conservation organizations. See Typical Clients/Projects List.