World’s Oceans Face “Irreparable Damage”
Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five-year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world’s food supply, clean air, and climate stability – July 6, 14
Dr. Rashid Sumaila is professor and director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit in theFisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. Sumaila has authored over 150 journal articles; including in Science and Nature and won awards including the 2013 American Fisheries Society Excellence in Public Outreach, the Stanford Leopold Leadership Fellowship and the Pew Marine Fellowship; and has given talks at the UN Rio+20, the WTO, the White House, the Canadian Parliament and the British House of Lords. He is the lead author on the ‘High Seas and Us’ report, commissioned by the Global Ocean Commission.