Rashid Sumaila

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Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries





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Rashid Sumaila

Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries. Sumaila 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. He has published articles in several journals including, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Bioeconomics, Land Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics.

Primary Recipient Awards

Rashid Sumaila – International Research Roundtables – 2014

Spaceship Earth– Meeting challenges for living on the Blue Planet under siege
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre, UBC; Dr. Cornelia E. Nauen, Sciences and Arts for Sustainability, Belgium; Dr. Sarah Meltzoff, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, United States.

We’re changing our Planet in significant ways by failing to live sustainably, consuming resources and altering the Earth beyond its regenerative capabilities. How do we live within the boundaries of our Blue Planet? This can be accomplished, but it will require a new way of thinking and the joining of very different skills and perspectives. More than anything else, looking to the future, we need to consider different ways of doing and being. Blending science, arts, diverse disciplines, cultures and practices, the Roundtable aims to create the conditions to discover rich trajectories to our individual and collective sustainability in relation to maritime and coastal sub-systems. We are taking a participatory approach to create the conditions for new collective intelligence and new storylines to emerge.

Rashid Sumaila – Early Career Scholars – 2007

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Sathya Gopalakrishnan – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2019