Webinar: Climate action and overfishing, with Dr Rashid Sumaila


Dr Rashid Sumaila


Updates 2nd September 2019:

Working Paper: Ending Overfishing Can Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change

Press release: Ending Overfishing Is Opportunity to Combat Climate Crisis – Report

Powerpoint from webinar: Ending overfishing can mitigate impacts of climate change

When? Monday September 2nd 2019, 1500 -1600 Central European Time, 1400 UK/Ireland

What’s it about? Our Fish presents Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the University of British Columbia Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, for a 1-hour webinar that will explore how ending overfishing is climate action and a way to reverse biodiversity loss and build ocean resilience.

The webinar will mark the publication of a Working Paper, Ending Overfishing Can Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change, co-authored by Dr Sumaila, and commissioned by Our Fish.

The webinar is a scientific listening event where Dr. Sumaila presents preliminary findings and obtains feedback from participants, which will be used to revise the paper before final publication.

How do I take part? Easy, you can register here – and you’ll receive reminders of the webinar as the date grows closer.

Webinar details:


Webinar ID: 843-246-819

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Dr Rashid Sumaila

Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. 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, Land 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. More information: http://oceans.ubc.ca/rashid-sumaila/
About Our Fish

Our Fish works to ensure European member states implement the Common Fisheries Policy and achieve sustainable fish populations in European waters.

Our Fish works with organisations and individuals across Europe to deliver a powerful and unwavering message: overfishing must be stopped, and solutions put in place that ensure Europe’s waters are fished sustainably. Our Fish demands that the Common Fisheries Policy be properly enforced, and Europe’s fisheries effectively governed.

Our Fish calls on all EU Member States to set annual fishing limits at sustainable limits based on scientific advice, and to ensure that their fishing fleets prove that they are fishing sustainably, through monitoring and full documentation of their catch.

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