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Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Associate Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research
Unit UBC Fisheries Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Associate Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) at the UBC Fisheries Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also an associate faculty member at the Institute for Resources and Environmental Resources Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, and is a visiting professor at the Universities of Namibia and Ghana.

His research is in the area of natural resource and environmental economics, with particular emphasis on fisheries. Sumaila is deeply interested in how economics, through integration with ecology and other disciplines, can be used to help ensure that environmental resources are sustainably used and managed for the benefit of both current and future generations. He has won a number of awards including the Peter Wall Centre Senior Early Career Scholar Award.
Sumaila has authored or co-authored 55 journal articles, 8 edited books or volumes, more than 20 book chapters, and more than 80 other publications.  He selects a wide range of journals and outlets for the publication of his work. This is to allow him to reach (1) mainstream economists by publishing in outlets such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Environment and Resource Economics, and Marine Resource Economics; (2) interdisciplinary scholars by publishing in journals such as Nature, Natural Resource Modeling, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries Research, Ecological Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Coastal Management, and Fish and Fisheries; and (3) policy- makers and other stakeholders by publishing in Marine Policy, Natural Resources Forum and the Journal of Environment and Development. 

Sumaila’s work has generated significant international interest, and has been cited by, among others, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, Maine Sunday Telegram, the Financial Times, Business in Vancouver, Voice of America, CBC News, and the Vancouver Sun.

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