‘Nobel Prize for Environment’ awarded to Ocean Whistleblowers calling for high seas fishing ban
Daniel Pauly and Rashid Sumaila are awarded the 2023 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for their rigorous scientific work to end overfishing and restore equity to our oceans.
LOS ANGELES, CA, FEB 22, 2023: The 2023 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, often described as the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment’, has been awarded to two courageous Canadian ocean fisheries experts: ecologist Daniel Pauly and economist Rashid Sumaila.
Fish are an integral part of the world’s oceans, which in turn produces 50 percent of the Earth’s oxygen — and this year the Tyler Prize honors the work of two scientists protecting the ‘lungs of the planet’.
Both Laureates, long-time colleagues at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia (UBC), said they wanted to use the Tyler Prize to spread an urgent and evidence-based message: all fishing on the high seas should be banned.
Read more at Q-quatics News and watch the recipients’ interviews below: