Our Editor, Dr. Rashid Sumaila won the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize

The 2017 Volvo Environment Prize has been awarded to our journal’s editor, Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and School of Public Policy, the University of British Columbia, for his innovative work in fisheries economics and sustainable governance of ocean resources (http://www.environment-prize.com/laureates/by-year/2017/rashid-sumaila/).Dr. Sumaila’s research covers all aspects of the future health of the oceans: overfishing, oil spills, plastics pollution, ocean acidification, and climate change. He is an economist who has challenged traditional ways of marine governance and has introduced new ways of thinking, such as protecting the high seas as a “fish bank” for the world.His work is highly regarded by policy makers at the highest levels, resulting in invitations to give talks at the United Nations, the White House, the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament, the African Union, the British House of Lords, and the Canadian Parliament.The Volvo Environment Prize was founded in 1988 and has become one of the world’s most prestigious environmental prizes. It is awarded annually to people who have made outstanding scientific discoveries within the area of the environment and sustainable development. Dr. Sumaila will be presented with the prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on November 29, 2017.

The 2017 Volvo Environment Prize

References

Press release from the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation October 16, 2017

Sumaila, U.R. and I. Mauro. Opinion: The oceans need our protection—and our lives depend on them. The Globe and Mail, September 5, 2017

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