Ussif Rashid Sumaila

Professor & Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit & OceanCanada Partnership Research Director, University of British Columbia

Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumailais is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre. 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.

Sumaila has experience working in fisheries and natural resource projects in Norway, Canada and the North Atlantic region, Namibia and the Southern African region, Ghana and the West African region and Hong Kong and the South China Sea.

He has published articles in several journals including, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Bioeconomics, Science and NatureLand Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics.

Sumaila’s work has generated a great deal of interest, and has been cited by, among others, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune and the Vancouver Sun.

Bridges news

18 Octubre 2016
La capacidad que tienen los océanos y la pesca para seguir aportando a la sociedad depende de su sostenibilidad. Asegurar esto se ha convertido en un desafío global, pues las prácticas no sostenibles son un peligro para la biodiversidad marina, la seguridad alimentaria y los medios de subsistencia...
22 Septiembre 2014
Gracias a un cálculo somero hecho por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura que reveló que el total de subsidios pesqueros en países marítimos a nivel global podía ascender hasta los US$ 50 mil millones anuales durante los primeros años de la década de 1990,...