Daniel Pauly of University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, is the leading fisheries scientist of our time and one of the most prolific of all times. He is one of the two founding fathers of FishBase the successful web archive about all fish species known to science and a public darling serving more than half a million users month after month.

In 1999, Prof. Pauly set up the Sea Around Us Project at the Fisheries Centre at UBC to document large-scale impacts of marine fisheries. It became highly influential by providing independent assessments of marine fisheries and their effects on marine ecosystems across all oceans and seas. It proved to be an invaluable source helping to increase transparency and rectify many wrong perceptions about the sector contributing to bad political and economic decisions. Click here for more.