Rashid Sumaila

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor with a joint appointment at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) and OceanCanada at the University of British Columbia. 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.

Dr. Sumaila has experience working in fisheries and natural resource projects in Canada and the North Atlantic region, Norway, Namibia and the Southern African region, Ghana and the West African region, and Hong Kong and the South China Sea. He has authored over 180 journal articles, including in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Bioeconomics, International Journal of Science and Nature, Land Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics. Dr. Sumaila is the winner of the American Fisheries Society Award for Excellence in Public Outreach, the Stanford Leopold Leadership Fellowship, the Pew Marine Fellowship, and the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. He has given talks at the UN Rio+20, the WTO, the White House, the Canadian Parliament and the British House of Lords. His research has generated a great deal of public interest, and has been cited by, among others, The Economist, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal and Vancouver Sun.




8 December 2017
In this post, the author introduces a method that provides a universal yet flexible approach to determining the “degree of small-scaleness” of a fishery. This approach could serve as a basis for WTO negotiations on disciplining fisheries subsidies. Small-scale fishing plays a crucial role in...

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11 December 2017
Este artigo destaca a importância das negociações multilaterais sobre pesca para o desenvolvimento sustentável. Diante da dificuldade em se alcançar um acordo no tema na OMC, o autor propõe alguns caminhos que podem contribuir para que os membros avancem nessa direção.
11 December 2017
Este artículo destaca la importancia de las negociaciones multilaterales sobre la pesca para el desarrollo sostenible. Ante la dificultad de alcanzar un acuerdo en el tema en la OMC, el autor propone algunos caminos que pueden contribuir a que los miembros avancen en esa dirección.