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Prof. Rashid Sumaila

ISAB Chairman
Natural Resource/Fisherie s Economics

Dr. Rashid Sumaila is a Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the OceanCanada Partnership.  He is also appointed in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. His research focuses on bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, climate change and oil spills. Sumaila has published widely, and is on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Science Advances, Scientific Reports and Environmental & Resource Economics. He is the recipient of the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize and other prestigious awards, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.   Sumaila has given addresses at the UN Rio+20 meeting, the WTO, the White House, the Canadian Parliament, the African Union, the St James Palace, and the British House of Lords.