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.

Key features

  • Includes case studies for each topic and provides detailed summaries to further understand them
  • Presents examples and practical applications of cost-benefit concepts
  • Provides models of statistical analysis to optimize decision making

About the Author

Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. He 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. 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 articles in several journals including, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Bioeconomics, Land Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics. Sumaila’s work has generated a great deal of interest, and has been cited by, among others, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, and the Vancouver Sun.


The Climate Implications of the Future of Fish and Fisheries

This event featured a conversation with Dr. Sumaila, where he discussed the book and its implications on the climate debate, the valuation of natural resources, and how it all impacts the way we make decisions.

Virtual Book Launch

Pursuing systematic change in the fisheries sector or interested in the preservation of marine resources? Watch this virtual book launch by author and professor Rashid Sumaila and learn about his new book, Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries.

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