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Fisheries and aquaculture educator

Michael Alan Rice, American former state legislator, fisheries and aquaculture educator. Fellow California Sea Grant, 1985-1987; grantee United States Agency for International Development, 1988-1989, Rhode Island Sea Grant, 1988-1995, United States Department of Agriculture, since 1990; Senior Fulbright fellow Republican Philippines, 1996-1997,; Fulbright Regional fellow Indonesia 1997; Fulbright Senior lecturer Philippines 2006.


Rice, Michael Alan was born on March 4, 1955 in San Jose, California, United States. Son of Richard Eugene and Marilyn Joyce (Cardoza) Rice.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, University San Francisco, 1977. Master of Science in Marine Biology, University California, Irvine, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Physiology, University California, Irvine, 1987.


Marine biologist Interstate electronics corporation, Anaheim, California, 1977. Volunteer extensionist United States Peace Corps, Philippines, 1981-1985. Research assistant University California, Irvine, 1985-1987.

From assistant professor to professor University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1987—2000, professor, since 2000, chairman department fisheries, animal and veterinary science, 2000—2004. Member District 35 Rhode Island House of Representatives, 2009—2010. Chairman faculty senate University Rhode Island, 2005—2007.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Journal Shellfish Research, 1993-1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Advisor shellfish committee Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council, since 1987, Rhode Island Scallop Project, 1987-1990. Member Save the Bay Foundation, Providence, since 1987, Conservation Committee, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, since 1992. Member technical industrial advisory county N.E. Region Aquaculture Center, USDA, 1992-1993.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Limnology and Oceanography, American Society Zoologists (life), The Oceanography Society (life), Western Society Naturalists, National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society, Asian Fisheries Society, Sigma Xi.


Married Rufina Delizo y Delizo, January 8, 1983. 1 child, Maria Isabel.

Richard Eugene Rice

Marilyn Joyce (Cardoza) Rice

Rufina Delizo y Delizo

Maria Isabel Rice