January 9, 2020: IRES Faculty Seminar with Rashid Sumaila

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


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The Global Struggle to Discipline Overfishing Subsidies

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was tasked with eliminating overfishing fisheries subsidies way back in 2001. This is yet to be accomplished. To support the ongoing WTO negotiations, the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC has been providing fisheries subsidies data and analysis to the global community since the early 2000s. Dr. Rashid Sumaila will present his latest findings and describe the state of play in the struggle to discipline harmful subsidies.

Rashid Sumaila

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Canada Research Chair (t1, Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics)


Dr. Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues, e.g., fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, climate change and oil spills. Dr. Sumaila is widely published including in journals such as Science, Nature and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He has won a number of awards, including, the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize and the 2017 Benchley Oceans Award in Science. Dr. Sumaila is a FRSC; named a Hokkaido University Ambassador in 2016 and serves on the Board of Oceana. He is also a Faculty Associate in IRES.

IOF Profile: https://oceans.ubc.ca/rashid-sumaila/