The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences' Ray Hilborn.
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Ray Hilborn.

Ray Hilborn, UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, received the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize at the World Fisheries Congress in Busan, South Korea.

The award is given to Hilborn by the World Council of Fisheries Societies’ International Fisheries Science Prize Committee in recognition of his 40-year career of “highly diversified research and publication in support of global fisheries science and conservation,” according to a news release.

For Hilborn, who has received numerous awards for his research — including the Volvo Environment Prize and the Ecological Society of America’s Sustainability Science Award — this recognition is particularly significant because it comes from other experts in fisheries science.

“It’s very gratifying in that it is experts in fisheries that are doing the evaluation and selection for this award,” Hilborn said.

As part of his award, Hilborn gave a keynote talk May 27 about how to sustain fisheries in the future by building on management success stories.

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