His involvement “for having revealed the true scale of overfishing in the planet’s oceans” has led him to become the 30th scientist to receive this award from the team at Les Années lumière.
An expert in marine resources, Daniel Pauly is a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. Since 1999, he has been leading a research project on fishery trends around the world: Sea Around Us. In an article published in Nature Communications in January 2016, Daniel Pauly and his colleague Dirk Zeller demonstrate that, since the 1950s, fish catches reported by countries to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are much lower than actual figures.
Daniel Pauly will be featured on the program Les années lumière (in French), this Sunday, January 22, 2017 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Listen the interview (in French).
The program Découverte (in French) will feature a report on this scientist on the same day at 6:30 p.m.
To learn more:
Daniel Pauly, Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year (in French)
Radio-Canada’s Scientist of the Year Award (in French)
Biography of researcher Daniel Pauly
Nature Communication: Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining
On Whales Online: Les mammifères marins et les pêcheries sont-ils en compétition pour les ressources (in French)