Book Launch: Infinity Fish by Dr. Rashid Sumaila

Thursday February 10, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM


Pursuing systematic change in the fisheries sector or interested in the preservation of marine resources? Join us for this virtual book launch by author and professor Rashid Sumaila and engage in a discussion on his new book, Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries.

Welcome Remarks: Arthur Bledsoe, Student, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Speaker: Dr. Rashid Sumaila, University Killam Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC

Discussant: Farha Guerrero, Host of The Blue Hour, UBC’s CiTR 101.9FM


Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries is a practical and science-based reference that demonstrates how to value the benefits from restored marine ecosystems to sustain ocean and fishery resources for years to come. It discusses ecological and economical aspects to support the preservation of marine resources by understanding cost-benefits of fishery management systems.

The author, Dr. Rashid Sumaila, explains the economical benefits of restoring ecosystems that have been overexploited and how to maintain fisheries in a level that’s sustainable. This is a practical and useful reference to a wide range of world-wide audiences. It is for those who wish to make systematic efforts to develop their fisheries sector, scientists and researchers, anyone in fisheries management, marine resource management, economists, fish farmers, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers, as well as faculty and students.

Speaker’s Bio: Dr. Rashid Sumaila is Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics, Tier 1 and University Killam Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC. Dr. Sumaila 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.

Dr. 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 widely and his work has generated a great deal of interest, and has been cited by, various mainstream news outlets.

Listen to The Blue Hour episodes on December 9 and December 30, 2021 with Dr. Rashid Sumaila on fisheries and economics.

Co-hosted by: The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC