Professor Ray Hilborn of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington has been awarded the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize.
Awarded by the International Fisheries Science Prize Committee of the World Council of Fisheries Societies, the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize is sponsored by the International Section of the American Fisheries Society, the Australian Society for Fish Biology, the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, all of which are members of the World Council of Fisheries Societies.
According to the American Fisheries Society, Ray Hilborn has had an extremely impressive career of highly diversified research and publication in support of global fisheries science and conservation. Throughout his 40-year career, he has been a model of dynamic and innovative science, and in the application of this work to the ever-changing problems of fisheries management and conservation in both marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Professor Hilborn’s Prize was awarded at the World Fisheries Congress at Busan in South Korea.