Fisheries professor named 2015 ocean hero

Daniel Pauly, a professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. Pauly is the founder and leader of the ‘Sea Around Us’ project and is a world leader in identifying overfishing as a threat to marine ecosystems and global food security. He is known for developing the concept of ‘Shifting Baselines’ and scientifically documenting and explaining ‘fishing down the food web.’

The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards recognize excellence in marine conservation solutions across a wide range of expertise including science, policy, media, youth, exploration and citizen activism. The annual awards ceremony will take place on May 14 in Washington D.C.  More information here.