Rashid Sumaila is the Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Fisheries Centre. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries. Rashid has worked on 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. In 2017 Rashid was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize for his innovative work in fisheries economics and sustainable governance of ocean resources, and also the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science.
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