Rashid Sumaila


Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics

Research Specialization: Economics of plastic pollution

Interest in Microplastics:

  • Microplastic (plastics < 5 mm) ingestion has been found in marine animals across trophic levels and at all depths of the ocean, affecting  fisheries & marine wildlife.
  • What are the sources of microplastics (textile losses, personal care  products, pellet losses and tire abrasion) into our marine  environment?
  • What appropriate interventions can reduce the leakage of microplastics into the environment?
  • What are the impacts of microplastics on marine life and the economic activities that depend on it?

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. User A silhouette of a person. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.