Dr. Rashid Sumaila wins Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science

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Congradulations to UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries professor, and TBTI Cluster Coordinator, Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila for winning a prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Award, in recognition for his work on sustainable fisheries around the world. Dr. Sumaila is the recipient in the 2017 “Excellence in Science” category, which is given to an individual who “has advanced the cause of understanding ocean processes, marine ecology and conservation biology.”

Dr. Sumaila will receive his award at a gala ceremony being held on May 11th in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Sant Ocean Hall.

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