Professor Rashid Sumaila Lecture

Professor Rashid Sumaila
Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit
UBC Fisheries Centre

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 29, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Speaker photos still to come


The Sustainability of the Global Ocean

Dr. Sumaila specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries. He has experience working in fisheries and natural resource projects in Norway, Canada and the North Atlantic region, Namibia and the Southern African region, Ghana and the West African region and Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Sumaila has published articles in over 150 peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. His work has generated a great deal of interest, and has been cited by, among others, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and the Vancouver Sun. He has won awards such as the American Fisheries Society Excellence in Public Outreach Award, the Leopold Leadership Fellowship (Stanford), the Pew Marine Fellowship; the Craigdarroch Award for Societal Contribution; and the Peter Wall Institute Senior Early Career Scholar Award. His policy influence can be judged by the many high-level invited talks he has given over the years, e.g., at the UN Rio + 20 Ocean Dialogue, the White House, the U.S. Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the House of Lords, UK; the World Trade Organisation, and at the St James Palace, with Prince Charles.