Rashid Sumaila

Dr Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit and OceanCanada, at the University of British Columbia.

He specialises in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation, and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, climate change, and oil spills. Sumaila is widely published, with over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Sumaila has won a number of awards such as the American Fisheries Society’s 2013 Excellence in Public Outreach Award, the Leopold Leadership Fellowship (Stanford), and the Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation.