Journal Publications


Costello, C., Millage, K., Eisenbarth, S. et al. Ambitious subsidy reform by the WTO presents opportunities for ocean health restoration. Sustain Sci (2020).

Skerritt, Daniel .J., Robert Arthur, Naazia Ebrahim, Valérie Le Brenne, Frédéric Le Manach, Anna Schuhbauer, Sebastián Villasante, U Rashid Sumaila (2020). A 20-year retrospective on the provision of fisheries subsidies in the European Union, ICES Journal of Marine Science, , fsaa142,

Chan, K.M., Boyd, D.R., Gould, R.K., Jetzkowitz, J., Liu, J., Muraca, B., Naidoo, R., Olmsted, P., Satterfield, T., Selomane, O. and Singh, G.G., Sumaila, U.R. et al. (2020). Levers and leverage points for pathways to sustainability. People and Nature.

Lam, V. W. Y., Allison, E. H., Bell, J. D., Blythe, J., Cheung, W. W. L., Frölicher, T. L., Gasalla, M. A., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Climate change, tropical fisheries and prospects for sustainable development. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

Bendriem, N., Roman, R., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Enhancing land-based culture of coho salmon through genomic technologies: An economic analysis. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 1–26.

Cinner, J.E., Zamborain-Mason J, Gurney, G.G., Sumaila, U.R. et al. Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world. Science. 2020;368(6488):307-311.

Lau, W. W. Y., Yonathan Shiran, Richard M. Bailey, Ed Cook, Martin R. Stuchtey, Julia Koskella, Costas A. Velis, Linda Godfrey, Julien Boucher, Margaret B. Murphy, Richard C. Thompson, Emilia Jankowska, Arturo Castillo Castillo, Toby D. Pilditch, Ben Dixon, Laura Koerselman, Edward Kosior, Enzo Favoino, Jutta Gutberlet, Sarah Baulch, Meera E. Atreya, David Fischer, Kevin K. He, Milan M. Petit, U. Rashid Sumaila, Emily Neil, Mark V. Bernhofen, Keith Lawrence, James E. Palardy (2020). Evaluating scenarios toward zero plastic pollution. Science, eaba9475.

Sumaila, U. R., & Tai, T. C. (2020). End Overfishing and Increase the Resilience of the Ocean to Climate Change. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Teh, L. S. L., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Assessing potential economic benefits from rebuilding depleted fish stocks in Canada. Ocean & Coastal Management, 195, 105289.

Mendenhall, E., Hendrix, C., Nyman, E., Roberts, P. M., Hoopes, J. R., Watson, J. R., Lam, V. W. Y., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Climate change increases the risk of fisheries conflict. Marine Policy, 117, 103954.

Dempsey, J., Martin, T. G., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Subsidizing extinction? Conservation Letters, 13(1).

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Ishimura, G., Munro, G. R., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Ecosystem-based management can contribute to cooperation in transboundary fisheries: The case of pacific sardine. sumaFisheries Research, 221, 105401.

Laffoley, D., Baxter, J. M., Amon, D. J., Currie, D. E. J., Downs, C. A., Hall‐Spencer, J. M., Harden‐Davies, H., Page, R., Reid, C. P., Roberts, C. M., Rogers, A., Thiele, T., Sheppard, C. R. C., Sumaila, U. R., & Woodall, L. C. (2019). Eight urgent, fundamental and simultaneous steps needed to restore ocean health, and the consequences for humanity and the planet of inaction or delay. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(1), 194–208.

Teh, L. S. L., Cashion, T., Cheung, W. W. L., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Taking stock: a Large Marine Ecosystem perspective of socio-economic and ecological trends in East China Sea fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 30(2), 269–292.

Ben-Hasan, A., Walters, C., Christensen, V., Munro, G., Sumaila, U. R., & Al-Baz, A. (2020). Age-structured bioeconomic model for strategic interaction: an application to pomfret stock in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Cinner, J. E., Zamborain-Mason, J., Gurney, G. G., Graham, N. A. J., MacNeil, M. A., Hoey, A. S., Mora, C., Villéger, S., Maire, E., McClanahan, T. R., Maina, J. M., Kittinger, J. N., Hicks, C. C., D’agata, S., Huchery, C., Barnes, M. L., Feary, D. A., Williams, I. D., Kulbicki, M., … Mouillot, D. (2020). Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world. Science, 368(6488), 307–311.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Ota, Y., Bailey, M., Hicks, C. C., Khan, A. S., Rogers, A., … He, K. K. (2020). Changing the narrative on fisheries subsidies reform: Enabling transitions to achieve SDG 14.6 and beyond. Marine Policy, 117, 103970.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Ota, Y., Bailey, M., Hicks, C. C., Khan, A. S., Rogers, A., Sumaila, U. R., Virdin, J., & He, K. K. (2020). Changing the narrative on fisheries subsidies reform: Enabling transitions to achieve SDG 14.6 and beyond. Marine Policy, 117, 103970.

Harper, S., Adshade, M., Lam, V. W. Y., Pauly, D., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Valuing invisible catches: Estimating the global contribution by women to small-scale marine capture fisheries production. PLOS ONE, 15(3), e0228912.

Peñalosa Martinell, D., Cashion, T., Parker, R., & Sumaila, U. R. (2020). Closing the high seas to fisheries: Possible impacts on aquaculture. Marine Policy, 115, 103854.

Sumaila, U. R., Zeller, D., Hood, L., Palomares, M. L. D., Li, Y., & Pauly, D. (2020). Illicit trade in marine fish catch and its effects on ecosystems and people worldwide. Science Advances, 6(9), eaaz3801.


Thiault, L., Mora, C., Cinner, J.E., Cheung, W.W.L., Graham, N.A.J., Januchowski-Hartley, F.A., Mouillot, D., Sumaila, U.R., Claudet, J. (2019). Escaping the perfect storm of simultaneous climate change impacts on agriculture and marine fisheries. Science Advances. 5(11): eaaw9976.

Freire, K.M.F.; Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Economic potential of the Brazilian marine recreational fishery. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca. 45(1):e412. DOI: 10.20950/1678-2305.2019.45.1.412.

Sakai, Y., Yagi, N., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Fishery subsidies: the interaction between science and policy. Fisheries Science. 85(3):439-447.

Bendriem, N., Roman, R., Gibson, D., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). A review of the fate of southern British Columbia coho salmon over time. Fisheries Research. 218:10-21.

Tai, T.C., Steiner, N.S., Hoover, C., Cheung, W.W.L., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Evaluating present and future potential of Arctic fisheries in Canada. Marine Policy. 108:103637.

Schuhbauer, A., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Chuenpagdee, R., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Assessing the economic viability of small-scale fisheries: an example from Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 617: 365-376.

Laffoley, D., Baxter, J., Amon, D., Currie, D., Downs, C., Hall-Spencer, J., Harden-Davies, H., Page, R., Reid, P., Roberts, M., Rogers, A., Thiele, T., Sheppard, C., Sumaila, U.R., Woodall, L. (2019). Eight urgent, fundamental and simultaneous steps needed to restore ocean health, and the consequences for humanity and the planet of inaction or delay. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Ben-Hasan, A., Walters, C., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Effects of management on the profitability of seasonal fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:310.

Abbott, J.K., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Reducing marine plastic pollution: policy insights from economics. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. rez007,

Sumaila, U.R., Villasante, S., & Le Manach, F. (2019). Fisheries subsidies wreck ecosystems, don't bring them back. Nature, 571, 36-36.

Singleton, R.L., Allison, E.H., Gough, C., Kamat, V., LeBillon, P., Robson, L., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Conservation, contraception and controversy: supporting human rights to enable sustainable fisheries in Madagascar. Global Environmental Change. 59:101946.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Busting myths that hinder an agreement to end harmful fisheries subsidies. Marine Policy. 109: 103699.

Bennett, N.J., Blythe, J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Singh, G.G., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Just transformations to sustainability. Sustainability. 11(14):3881.

Kleiven, A.R., Moland, E., Sumaila, U.R. (2019). No fear of bankruptcy: the innate self-subsidizing forces in recreational fishing. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Sumaila, U.R., Skerritt, D., Schuhbauer, A., Ebrahim, N., Li, Y., Kim, H. S., ... & Pauly, D. (2019). A global dataset on subsidies to the fisheries sector. Data in Brief, 104706.

Bennett, N.J. Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Blythe, J., Silver, J.J., Singh, G. Andrews, N., Calò, A., Christie, P., Di Franco, A., Finkbeiner, E.M., Gelcich, S., Guidetti, P., Harper, S., Hotte, N., Kittinger, J.N., Le Billon, P., Lister, J., Lopez de la Lama, R., McKinley, E., Scholtens,J., Solås, A.-M., Sowman, M., Talloni-Álvarez, N., Teh, L.C.L, Voyer, M. & Sumaila, U.R. (2019). Towards a sustainable and equitable blue economy. Nature Sustainability, 1–3.

Sumaila, U.R., Ebrahim, N., Schuhbauer, A., Skerritt, D., Li, Y., Kim, H. S., ... & Pauly, D. (2019). Updated estimates and analysis of global fisheries subsidies. Marine Policy, 109, 103695.

Belhabib, D., Sumaila, U.R., Le Billon, P. (2019). The fisheries of Africa: exploitation, policy, and maritime security trends. Marine Policy, 101:80-92.

Popova, E., Vousden, D., Sauer, W.H.H., Mohammed, E.Y., Allain, V., ... Sumaila, U.R., et al. (2019). Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and coastal waters: safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries. Marine Policy, 104, 90-102.

Steiner, N.S., Cheung, W.W.L., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Drost, H., Hayashida, H., Hoover, C., Lam, J., Sou, T., Sumaila, U.R., Suprenand, P., Tai, T., VanderZwaag, D. (2019). Impacts of the changing ocean-sea ice system on the key forage fish Arctic cod (Boreogadus Saida) and subsistence fisheries in the Western Canadian Arctic: evaluating linked climate, ecosystem and economic (CEE) models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 179.

Sumaila, U.R. (2019). A carding system as an approach to increasing the economic risk of engaging in IUU fishing? Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:34. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00034.

Sumaila, U.R., Tai, T.C., Lam, V.W.Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Bailey, M., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Chen, O.L., Gulati, S.S. (2019). Benefits of the Paris Agreement to ocean life, economies, and people. Science Advances, 5(2), eaau3855.

Talloni-Álvarez, N.E., Sumaila, U.R., Le Billon, P., Cheung, W.W.L. (2019). Climate change impact on Canada's Pacific marine ecosystem: The current state of knowledge. Marine Policy, 104,163-176.

Teh, L. S., Bond, N., Krishna, K. C., Fraser, E., Seng, R., & Sumaila, U.R. (2019). The economic impact of global change on fishing and non-fishing households in the Tonle Sap ecosystem, Pursat, Cambodia. Fisheries Research, 210, 71-80.


Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Illicit Trade in the Marine Resources of West Africa. Ghana Journal of Economic, 6, 108-116.

Felizola-Freire, K. M., Sumaila, U.R., Pauly, D., & Adelino, G. (2018). The offshore recreational fisheries of northeastern Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 46(4), 765-778.

Outeiro, L., Villasante, S., & Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Estimating fishers' net income in small-scale fisheries: Minimum wage or average wage? Ocean & Coastal Management, 165, 307-318.

Ben-Hasan, A., Walters, C., Louton, R., Christensen, V., Sumaila, U.R., & Al-Foudari, H. (2018). Fishing-effort response dynamics in fisheries for short-lived invertebrates. Ocean & Coastal Management, 165, 33-38.

Mangin, T., Costello, C., Anderson, J., Arnason, R., Elliott, M., Gaines, S. D., ... & Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Are fishery management upgrades worth the cost?. PloS one, 13(9), e0204258.

Alava, J. J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Sumaila, U.R., & Cheung, W. W. (2018). Projected amplification of food web bioaccumulation of MeHg and PCBs under climate change in the Northeastern Pacific. Scientific reports, 8(1), 13460.

Cashion, T., de la Puente, S., Belhabib, D., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Establishing company level fishing revenue and profit losses from fisheries: a bottom-up approach. PLOS ONE, 13(11):e0207768.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Cashion, T., Miller, D. D., Tai, T. C., Talloni-Álvarez, N., Weiskel, H. W., & Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Achieving sustainable and equitable fisheries requires nuanced policies not silver bullets. Nature ecology & evolution, 2(9), 1334.

Cinner, J. E., Maire, E., Huchery, C., MacNeil, M. A., Graham, N. A., Mora, C., Sumaila U. R. ... & D’Agata, S. (2018). Gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201708001.

Harper, S., Salomon, A.K., Newell, D., Waterfall, P.H., Brown, K., Harris, L.M., Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Indigenous women respond to fisheries conflict and catalyze change in governance on Canada’s Pacific Coast. Maritime Studies

Stephenson, R.L., Paul, S., Wiber, M., … Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Evaluating and implementing social–ecological systems: a comprehensive approach to sustainable fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 19:853–873.

Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Comparative valuation of fisheries in Asian Large Marine Ecosystems with emphasis on the East China Sea and South China Sea LMEs. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.

Teh, L.; Sumaila, U.R. and others (2018). The economic impact of socio-economic and ecological change on fishing dependent households in the Tonle Sap Lake ecosystem. Fisheries Research (revised submitted).

Sala, E., Mayorga, J., Costello, C., Kroodsma, D., Palomares, M. L. D., Pauly, D., Sumaila, U.R. & Zeller, D. (2018). The economics of fishing the high seas. , Science Advances, 2018;4: eaat2504.

Pennino, M. G., Rufener, M. C., Thomé-Souza, M. J., Carvalho, A. R., Lopes, P. F., & Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Searching for a compromise between biological and economic demands to protect vulnerable habitats. Scientific reports, 8(1), 7791.

Stephenson, R. L., Wiber, M., Paul, M. S., Angel, E., Benson, M. A., Charles, A., ... & Sumaila U. R. (2018). Integrating diverse objectives for sustainable fisheries in Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,

Sala, E., Lubchenco, J., Grorud-Colvert, K., Novelli, C., Roberts, C., Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Assessing real progress towards effective ocean protection. Marine Policy, 91:11-13.

Jaung, W., Bull, G. Q., Sumaila, U.R., & Putzel, L. (2018). Estimating water user demand for certification of forest watershed services. Journal of environmental management, 212, 469-478.

Bennett, N.J., Kaplan-Hallam, M., Augustine G, Ban N, Belhabib D, Brueckner-Irwin I, Charles A, Couture J, Eger S, Fanning L, Foley P, Goodfellow AM, Greba L, Gregr E, Hall D, Harper S, Maloney B, McIsaac J, Ou W, Pinkerton E, Porter D, Sparrow R, Stephenson R, Stocks A, Sumaila UR, Sutcliffe T, Bailey M. (2018). Coastal and Indigenous community access to marine resources and the ocean: a policy imperative for Canada. Marine Policy. 87:186–193.

Tickler, D., Meeuwig, J.J., Bryant, K., David, F., Forrest, J.A.H., Gordon, E., Larsen, J.J., Oh, B., Pauly, D., Sumaila, U.R., Zeller, D. (2018). Modern slavery and the race to fish. Nature Communications, 9(1):4643.


Sumaila, U.R. et al. (2017). Investments to reverse biodiversity loss are economically beneficial. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 748.

Teh, L. S. T., Christensen, W. W. L. Cheung, Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Can we meet the Target? Status and future trends for fisheries sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29, 118–130.

Alava, J. J., Cheung, W. W. L., Ross, P., Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Climate change-contaminant interactions in marine food webs: towards a conceptual framework. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13667.

Roberts, C. M., O’Leary, B. C., McCauley, D. J., Cury, P. M., Duarte, C. M., Lubchenco, J., Sumaila, U.R., et al. (2017). Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(24), 6167-6175.

Gibson, D. & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Determining the degree of'small-scaleness' using fisheries in British Columbia as an example. Marine Policy 86, 121-126.

Miller, D. D., Ota Y, Sumaila U. R., Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cheung WWL (2017). Adaptation strategies to climate change in marine systems. Glob Change Biol. 2017;00:1–14.

Singleton, R. L., Allison, E. H., Le Billon, P., Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Conservation and the right to fish: International conservation NGOs and the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries. Marine Policy, 84, 22-32.

Harper, S., Grubb, C., Stiles, M. Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Contributions by women to fisheries economies: insights from five maritime countries. Coastal Management. doi: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1278143.

Schuhbauer, A., Chuenpagdee, R., Cheung, W. W., Greer, K., Sumaila, U.R. (2017). How subsidies affect the economic viability of small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy, 82, 114-121.

Teh, L.S.L., Hotte, N., Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Having it all: can fisheries buybacks achieve capacity, economic, ecological, and social objectives? Maritime Studies. 16(1):1.

Singh, G. G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Swartz, W., Cheung, W., Guy, J. A., Kenny, T. A., ... & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals. Marine Policy.

Hilmi, N., Safa, A., Sumaila, U.R., Cinar, M. (2017). Coral reefs management and decision making tools. Ocean & Coastal Management, 146, 60-66.

Watson, R. A., Nichols, R., Lam, V. W. Y., & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Global seafood trade flows and developing economies: Insights from linking trade and production. Marine Policy, 82, 41-49.

Cao, L., Qiu, Y., Ye, Y., Xue, G., Chen, Y., Dong, S., Zhang, W., Hanson, A., Huang, B., Little, D., Leadbitter, D., Pikitch, E., Sadovy, Y., Sumaila, U.R., Williams, M., Zhou, Y., Zhuang, P., Naylor, R.L. (2017). Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China. PNAS 114 (3), 435–442.

Maldonado, A; Lopes, PFM; Rodríguez, CA; Lasso, CA, Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Transboundary fisheries management in the Amazon: assessing current policies for the management of the ornamental silver arawana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum). Marine Policy 76, 192-199.

Teh, L. S., Witter, A., Cheung, W. W., Sumaila, U.R., & Yin, X. (2017). What is at stake? Status and threats to South China Sea marine fisheries. Ambio, 46(1), 57-72.

Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cheung WWL, Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Integrated metadata database of Canadian marine research. Data Dryad. doi:10.5061/dryad.qq541.

Teh, L. S., Cheung, W. W., & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change. Regional Environmental Change, 1-15.

Swartz, W., Schiller, L., Sumaila, U.R., Ota, Y. (2017). Searching for market-based sustainability pathways: Challenges and opportunities for seafood certification programs in Japan. Marine Policy 76, 185–191.

Cheung, W.W.L., Jones, M.C., Lam, V.W.Y., Miller, D.D., Ota, Y., Teh, L. and Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Transform high seas management to build climate resilience in marine seafood supply. Fish and Fisheries, 18(2), 254-263, doi:10.1111/faf.12177.

Andrello, M., Guilhaumon, F., Albouy, C., Parravicini, V., Scholtens, J., Verley, P., Sumaila, U.R., ... & Mouillot, D. (2017). Global mismatch between fishing dependency and larval supply from marine reserves. Nature Communications, 8.

Abe, K., Ishimura, G., Tsurumi, T., Managi, S., & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Does trade openness reduce a domestic fisheries catch?. Fisheries Science, 1-10.

Lance, Q. J., Mu, Y., Zhao, Z., Lam, V. W., & Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Economic challenges to the generalization of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture: An empirical comparative study on kelp monoculture and kelp-mollusk polyculture in Weihai, China. Aquaculture, 471, 130-139.


Teh, L.S.L., Lam, V.W.Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Miller, D., Teh, L.C.L., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Impact of High Seas Closure on Food Security in Low Income Fish Dependent Countries. PLoS One. 11(12):e0168529.

Bailey M, Favaro B, Otto SP, Charles A, Devillers R, Metaxas A, Tyedmers P, Ban NC, Mason T, Hoover C, Duck TJ, Fanning L, Milley C, Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Pauly D, Cheung WWL, Cullis-Suzuki S, Teh LSL, Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Canada at a crossroad: the imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science. Marine Policy. 63:53-60.

Schuhbauer, A., & Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Economic viability and small-scale fisheries—A review. Ecological Economics, 124, 69-75.

Jaung, W., Putzel, L., Bull, G.Q., Guariguata, M.R. and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Estimating demand for certification of forest ecosystem services: A choice experiment with Forest Stewardship Council certificate holders. Ecosystem Services 22, 193-201.

Brooks, C.M., Larry B. Crowder1, Lisa M. Curran, Robert B. Dunbar, David G. Ainley, Klaus J. Dodds, Kristina M. Gjerde, Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Science-based management in decline in the Southern Ocean. Science, 354(6309), 185-187.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., W. W. L Cheung, K. Bodtker, L. S. L. Teh, N. Steiner, M. Bailey, C. Hoover, Sumaila, U.R. (2017). Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(1):65-74.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., W. W. L Cheung, K. Bodtker, L. S. L. Teh, N. Steiner, M. Bailey, C. Hoover, Sumaila, U.R. (2017). OceanCanada Marine Research Metadata. Data from: Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps. Dryad Digital Repository. DOI:10.5061/dryad.qq541.

Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Socio-economic benefits of Large Marine Ecosystem valuation: The case of Benguela Large Marine Ecosystem. Environmental Development, 17, 244-248.

Bellmann, C., A. Tipping, U.R. Sumaila (2016). Global trade in fish and fishery products: An overview. Marine Policy, 69, 181-188.

Belhabib, D., Campredon, P., Lazar, N., Sumaila, U.R., Baye, B. C., Kane, E. A., & Pauly, D. (2016). Best for pleasure, not for business: evaluating recreational marine fisheries in West Africa using unconventional sources of data. Palgrave Communications, 2.

Sumaila, U.R., C. Bellmann, A. Tipping (2016). Fishing for the future: An overview of challenges and opportunities. Marine Policy, 69, 173-180.

Cinner, J. E., Huchery, C., MacNeil, M. A., Graham, N. A., McClanahan, T. R., Maina, J., ... Sumaila, U.R. and Allison, E. H. (2016). Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs. Nature, 535(7612), 416-419.

Sumaila, U.R., V. Lam, F. Le Manach, W. Swartz and D. Pauly (2016). Global fisheries subsidies: an updated estimate. Marine Policy, 69, 189-193.

Lam, V.W.L., Cheung, W.W.L. Reygondeau, G., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change. Scientific Reports 6:32607.

Sumaila, U.R., A. Tipping, C. Bellmann (2016). Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System. Marine Policy, 69, 171-172.

Weatherdon, L. V., Magnan, A. K., Rogers, A. D., Sumaila, U.R., & Cheung, W. W. (2016). Observed and projected impacts of climate change on marine fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, and human health: an update. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 48.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Sanjurjo, E., Munro, G. R., Hernández-Trejo, V., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016) Strategies and rationale for fishery subsidy reform. Marine Policy, 69, 229-236.

Miller, D. D., Sumaila, U.R., Copeland, D., Zeller, D., Soyer, B., Nikaki, T., ... & Pauly, D. (2016). Cutting a lifeline to maritime crime: marine insurance and IUU fishing. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1002/fee.1293.

Villasante, S., Pita, C., Pierce, G. J., Guimeráns, C. P., Rodrigues, J. G., Antelo, M., ... Sumaila, U.R. and Coll, M. (2016). To land or not to land: How do stakeholders perceive the zero discard policy in European small-scale fisheries? Marine Policy, 71, 166-174.

Bailey M., Favaro B., Otto S., Charles A., Devillers R., Metaxas A., Tyedmers P., Ban N., Mason T., Hoover C., Duck T.J., Fanning L., Milley C., Cisneros-Montemayor A.M., Pauly D., Cheung W.W., Cullis-Suzuki S., Teh L., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). The imperative of realigning ocean policy with ocean science. Marine Policy, 63: 53-60.

Villasante, S., Pierce, G. J., Pita, C., Guimeráns, C. P., Rodrigues, J. G., Antelo, M., ... and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Fishers' perceptions about the EU discards policy and its economic impact on small-scale fisheries in Galicia (North West Spain). Ecological Economics, 130, 130-138.

Sala, E., Costello, C., J. De Bourbon Parmec, M. Fiorese, G. Heal, K. Kelleher, R.l Moffittg, L. Morgang, J. Plunketth, K. D. Rechbergeri, A. A. Rosenbergj, Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Fish banks: An economic model to scale marine conservation. Marine Policy, 73, 154-161.

Damasio, L. D. M. A., Lopes, P. F. M., Pennino, M. G., Carvalho, A. R., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Size matters: fishing less and yielding more in smaller-scale fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, fsw016.

Haas, A. R., Edwards, D. N., and Sumaila, U.R. (2016). Corporate concentration and processor control: Insights from the salmon and herring fisheries in British Columbia. Marine Policy, 68, 83-90.


Belhabib, D., Sumaila, U.R., Pauly, D. (2015). Feeding the poor: contribution of West African fisheries to employment and food security. Ocean & Coastal Management, 111:72-81.

Froese, R., H. Winker, D. Gascuel, Sumaila, U.R. and D. Pauly (2015). Minimizing the Impact of Fishing. Fish and Fisheries.

Gattuso, J.-P., Magnan, A., Billé, R., Cheung, W. W. L., Howes, E. L., Joos, F., Allemand, D.,Bopp, L., Cooley, S., Eakin, C.M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Kelly, R.P. Sumaila, U.R. et al. (2015). Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different CO2 emissions scenarios. Science 349, 6243.

Cheung, W.W.L. and Sumaila, U.R. (2015). Economic incentives and overfishing: a bioeconomic vulnerability index. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 530, 223–232.

Gordon R. Munro and Sumaila, U.R. (2015). On the Contributions of Colin Clark to Fisheries Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics, 61, 1

Teh, L.S.L and Sumaila, U.R. (2015). Trends in global shared fisheries. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 530: 243–254.

Sumaila, U.R., Hotte, N., Galli, A., Lam, V.W.Y., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M. and Wackernagel, M. (2015). Eco2: A simple index of economic-ecological deficits. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 530: 271–279.

Miller, D. D., Tooley, K. and Sumaila, U.R (2015).Large-scale oil spills and flag-use within the global tanker fleet. Environmental Conservation, 42, pp 119-126. doi:10.1017/S0376892914000289.

Bailey M. and Sumaila, U.R. (2015) Destructive fishing and fisheries enforcement in eastern Indonesia. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 530: 195–211.

Sumaila, U.R, V.W.Y. Lam, D.D. Miller, L. Teh, R. A. Watson, D. Zeller, W. W.L. Cheung, I. M. Côté, A.D. Rogers, C. Roberts, E. Sala, D. Pauly (2015). Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing. Scientific Reports, 5, 8481

Ekeland, I., Karp, L. and Sumaila, U.R. (2015). Equilibrium resource management with altruistic overlapping generations. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 70, 1-16.

Belhabib, D., Sumaila, U.R., Lam, V.W ., Zeller, D., Le Billon, P., Abou, K.E., Pauly, D. (2015). Euros vs. Yuan: Comparing European and Chinese Fishing Access in West Africa. PLoS One 10. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118351.

Díaz, S., Demissew, S., Carabias, J., Joly, C., Lonsdale, M., Ash, N., Sumaila, U.R. ... & Driver, A. (2015). The IPBES Conceptual Framework—connecting nature and people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14, 1-16.

Hanich, Q., Rotjan, R., Aqorau, T., Bailey, M., Campbell, B., Gray, N., Gruby, R., Hampton, J., Ota, Y., Parris, H., Reid, C., Sumaila, U.R., Swartz, W. (2018). Unraveling the blue paradox: incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2018. 115 (52) E12122-E12123; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1815600115.

Österblom, Ö Bodin, UR Sumaila, AJ Press (2015). Reducing Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean: A Global Effort. Solutions, 4 (5), 72-79.


Tittensor, D.P., Walpole, M., Hill, S.L.L., Sumaila, U.R., Teh, L.S.L et al. (2014). A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets. Science 346(6206), 241-244.

Marques, A., Pereira, H.M., Krug, C., Leadley, P.W., Sumaila, U.R., Teh, L.S.L et al. (2014). A framework to identify enabling and urgent actions for the 2020 Aichi Targets. Basic and Applied Ecology.

Brooks, C. M., Weller, J.B., Gjerde, K., Sumaila, U.R., Ardron, J., Ban, N. C., Freestone, D., Seto, K., Unger, S., Costa, D. P., Fisher, K., Crowder, L., Halpin, P. and Boustany A. (2014). Challenging the ‘Right to Fish’ in a Fast-Changing Ocean. Stanford Journal of Law, Science and Policy, 33, 289-457.

Tallis, H., Sumaila, U.R. and many others (2014).Working together: A call for inclusive conservation. Nature, 515, 27-28.

Lam, V. W., Cheung, W. W., and Sumaila, U.R. (2014). Marine capture fisheries in the Arctic: winners or losers under climate change and ocean acidification? Fish and Fisheries.

Sumaila, U.R., and Bawumia, M. (2014). Fisheries, ecosystem justice and piracy: A case study of Somalia. Fisheries Research, 157, 154-163.

Miller, D. D., Hotte, N. and Sumaila, U.R (2014). Mandating responsible flagging practices as a strategy for reducing the risk of coastal oil spills. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 81, 24–26.

Pelletier, N., André, J., Charef, A., Damalas, D., Green, G., Parker, R., Sumaila, U.R., Thomas, G., Tobin, R. and Watson, R. (2014). Energy prices and seafood security. Global Environ. Change, 24, 30-41,

Nunoo, F. K. E., Asiedu, B., Amador, K., Belhabib, D., Lam, V., Sumaila, U.R., and Pauly, D. (2014). Marine Fisheries Catches in Ghana: Historic Reconstruction for 1950 to 2010 and Current Economic Impacts. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 22(4), 274-283.

Ishimura, G., S. Herrick, U.R. Sumaila (2014). The Impacts of Waiting to Cooperative Management of a Transboundary Fish Stock Vulnerable to Climate Variability: the case of Pacific Sardine. Global Environmental Research, 18, 207-216.

Sumaila, U.R., Dyck, A., and Baske, A. (2014). Subsidies to tuna fisheries in the Western Pacific Ocean. Marine Policy 43: 288-294.

Leadley, P., Proença, V., Fernández-Manjarrés, J., Pereira, H. M., Alkemade, R., Biggs, R., Sumaila, U.R. ... & Walpole, M. (2014). Interacting regional-scale regime shifts for biodiversity and ecosystem services. BioScience, biu093.

Pikitch, E.K., Rountos, K.J., Essington, T.E., Santora, C., Pauly, D., Watson, R., Sumaila, U.R., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Plagányi, É., Sainsbury, K., Steneck, R.S., Geers, T.M., Gownaris, N., Munch, S.B. (2014). The global contribution of forage fish to marine fisheries and ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries, 15 (1), 43-64.

Teh, L.S.L., Teh, L.C.L., and Sumaila, U.R. (2014). Time preference of small-scale fishers in open access and traditionally managed reef fisheries. Marine Policy 44: 222-231.

Miller, D.D., and Sumaila, U.R. (2014). Flag use behavior and IUU activity within the international fishing fleet: Refining definitions and identifying areas of concern. Marine Policy 44:204-211.

Rotjan, R., R. Jamieson, B. Carr, L. Kaufman, S. Mangubhai, D. Obura, R. Pierce, B. Rimon, B. Ris, S. Sandin, P. Shelley, U.R. Sumaila, S. Taei, H. Tausig, T. Teroroko, S. Thorrold, B. Wikgren, T. Toatu, G. Stone Establishment, management, and maintenance of the phoenix islands protected area. Advances in Marine Biology 69, 289 – 324.


Kleisner, K.M., Longo, C., Coll, M., Halpern, B.S., Hardy, D., Katona, S.KL., Le Manach, F., Pauly, D., Rosenberg, A., Samhouri, J.F., Scarborough, C., Sumaila, U.R., Watson, R., and Zeller, D. (2013). Exploring patterns of seafood provision revealed in the global Ocean Health Index. Ambio 42(8): 910-922.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Kirkwood, F.G., Harper, S., Zeller, D., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Economic use value of the Belize marine ecosystem: Potential risks and benefits from offshore oil exploration. Natural Resources Forum 37(4): 221-230.

Bailey, M., Ishimura, G., Paisley, R., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Moving beyond catch in allocation approaches for internationally shared fish stocks. Marine Policy 40: 124-136.

Gagern, A., van den Bergh, J., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Trade-Based Estimation of Bluefin Tuna Catches in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, 2005–2011. PLOS ONE 8(6): e69959.

Teh, L. C., & Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Contribution of marine fisheries to worldwide employment. Fish and Fisheries, 14(1), 77-88.

Teh, L.S.L., Teh, L.C.L., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). A global estimate of the number of coral reef fishers. PLOS ONE 8(6), e65397.

Miller, K.A., Munro, G.R., Sumaila, U.R., and Cheung, W.W.L. (2013). Governing Marine Fisheries in a Changing Climate: A Game-Theoretic Perspective. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 61(2): 309-334.

Sumaila, U.R., Dyck, A. and Cheung, W. W. L. (2013). Fisheries subsidies and potential catch loss in SIDS Exclusive Economic Zones: Food security implications. Environment and Development Economics 18(4): 427-439.

Hotte, N., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). How much could a tanker spill cost British Columbians? Environment, Development, and Sustainability. DOI 10.1007/s10668-013-9468-7.

Tsikliras, C.A., Sumaila, U.R., and Stergiou, K.I. (2013). Parallels in economic and ecosystem crises. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 13, 23-25.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Barnes-Mauthe, M., Al-Abdulrazzak, D., Navarro-Holm, E., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation. Oryx 1-8.

Varkey, D., Pitcher, T.J., McAllister, M., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Bayesian influence diagram modeling of multiple stakeholders for reef ecosystem restoration in the Coral Triangle. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12036.

Pauly, D., Belhabib, D., Blomeyer, R., Cheung, W.W.L., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Copeland, D., Harper, S., Lam, V.W.Y., Mai, Y., Le Manach, F., Osterblom, H., Mok, K.M., van der Meer, L., Sanz, A., Shon, S., Sumaila, U.R., Swartz, W., Watson, R., Zhai, Y., and Zeller, D. (2013). China’s distant-water fisheries in the 21st century. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12032.

Sala, E., Costello, C., Dougherty, D., Heal, G., Kelleher, K., Murray, J. H., Rosenberg, A. A., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). A General Business Model for Marine Reserves. PLoS ONE 8(4): e58799. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058799.

Hoover, C., Bailey, M., Higdon, J., Ferguson, S., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Estimating the value of narwhal and beluga hunts in Hudson Bay, Nunavut. Arctic, 66 (1), 1 – 16.

Ishimura, G., Herrick, S., Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Stability of cooperative management of the Pacific sardine fishery under climate variability. Marine Policy 39, 333-340.

Bailey, M., Sumaila, U.R., and Martell, S.J.D. (2013). Can cooperative management of tuna in the western Pacific solve the growth overfishing problem? Strategic Behavior and the Environment 3(1-2), 31-66.

Harper, S., Zeller, D., Hauzer, M., Pauly, D., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Women and fisheries: Contribution to food security and local economies. Marine Policy, 39, 56-63.

Sumaila, U.R. (2013). How to make progress in disciplining overfishing subsidies. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, 70 (2), 251-258.

Bailey, M., Ishimura, G., Paisley, R., Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Moving beyond catch in allocation approaches for internationally shared fish stocks. Marine Policy, 40, 124-136.

Teh, L.S.L., Teh, L.C.L., Sumaila, U.R., and Cheung, W.W.L. (2015). Time Discounting and the Overexploitation of Coral Reefs. Environmental and Resource Economics, 61, 91-114.

Srinivasan, U.T., Cheung, W.W.L., Watson, R.A., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Response to removing biases in forecasts of fishery status. Journal of Bioeconomics, 16, 221-222.

Asiedu, B., Nunoo, F.K.E., Ofori-Danson, P.K., Sarpong, D.B., and Sumaila, U.R. (2013). Poverty Measurements in Small-scale Fisheries of Ghana: A Step towards Poverty Eradication. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 5(3): 75-90.


Hawkshaw, R.S., Hawkshaw, S., and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). The tragedy of the ‘tragedy of the commons’: Why coining too good a phrase can be dangerous. Sustainability, 4(11): 3141-3150.

Swartz, W., Sumaila, U.R., and Watson, R. (2012). Global Ex-Vessel Fish Price Database revisited: a new approach for estimating ‘missing’ prices. Environmental and Resource Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10640-012-9611-1.

Ishimura, G., Herrick, S. and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Fishing games under climate variability: transboundary management of Pacific sardine in the California Current System. Environmental Economics and Policy, DOI: 10.1007/s10018-012-0048-0.

Halpern, B.S., Longo, C., Hardy, D., McLeod, K.L., Samhouri, J.F., Katona, S.K., Kleisner, K., Lester, S.E., O’Leary, J., Ranelletti, M., Rosenberg, A.A., Scarborough, C., Selig, E.R., Best, B.D., Brumbaugh, D.R., Chapin, F.S., Crowder, L.B., Daly, K.L., Doney, S.C., Elfes, C., Fogarty, M.J., Gaines, S.D., Jacobsen, K.I., Karrer, L.B., Leslie, H.M., Neeley, E., Pauly, D., Polasky, S., Ris, B., St. Martin, K., Stone, G.S., Sumaila, U.R., and Zeller, D. (2012). An index to assess the health and benefits of the global ocean. Nature, 488, 615-620.

Sumaila, U.R., Cheung, W.W.L., Dyck, A., Gueye, K., Huang, L., Lam, V.W.Y., Pauly, D., Srinivasan, T., Swartz, W., Pauly, D., and Zeller, D. (2012). Benefits of rebuilding global marine fisheries outweigh costs. PLoS ONE 7(7), e40542, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040542.

Le Manach, F., Andriamahefazafy, M., Harper, S., Harris, A., Hosch, G., Lange, G.-M., Zeller, D., and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Who gets what? Developing a more equitable framework for EU fishing agreements. Marine Policy, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.06.001/.

Watson, R.A., Cheung, W.W.L., Anticamara, J.A., Sumaila, U.R., Zeller, D., and Pauly, D. (2012) Global marine yield halved as fishing intensity redoubles. Fish and Fisheries, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00483.x.

Asamoah, E.K., Nunoo, F.K.E., Osei-Asare, Y.B., and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). A production function analysis of pond aquaculture in Southern Ghana. Aquaculture Economics & Management 16(3), 183-201.

Bailey, M., Flores, J., Pokajam, S. and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Towards better management of Coral Triangle tuna. Ocean & Coastal Management 63, 30-42.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Christensen, V., Arreguín-Sánchez, F., and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Ecosystem models for management advice: An analysis of recreational and commercial fisheries policies in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Ecological Modelling 228, 8-16.

Harper, S., Bevacqua, D., Chudnow, R., Giorgi, S., Guillonneau, V., Le Manach, F., Sutor, T., and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Fuelling the fisheries subsidy debate: agreements, loopholes and implications. Fisheries Research, 113, 143-146.

Lam, V.W.Y., Cheung, W.L., Swartz, W. and Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Climate change impacts on fisheries in West Africa: implications for economic, food and nutritional security. African Journal of Marine Science 34, 103-117.

Norse, E., Brooke, S., Cheung, W., Clark, M.R., Ekeland, I., Froese, R., Gjerde, K.M., Haedrich, R.L., Heppell, S.S., Morato, T., Morgan, L.E., Pauly, D., Sumaila, U.R., and Watson, R. (2012). Sustainability of deep sea fisheries. Marine Policy, 36, 307–320.

Perry, I.R., Ommer, R.E., Barange, M., Jentoft, S., Neis, B., Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Marine social-ecological responses to environmental change and the impacts of globalization. Fish and Fisheries 12(4), 427-450.

Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Seas, Oceans and Fisheries: A Challenge for Good Governance. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 101(2), 157-166.

Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Overfishing: Call to split fisheries at home and abroad. Nature 481, DOI:10.1038/481265c.

Sumaila, U.R. and Huang, L. (2012). Managing Bluefin Tuna in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Policy, 36, 502–511.

Srinivasan, T., Watson, R., Sumaila, U.R. (2012). Global Fisheries Losses at the Exclusive Economic Zone Level, 1950 to Present. Marine Policy, 36, 544-549.

Sumaila, U.R., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Dyck, A., Huang, L., Cheung, W., Jacquet, J., Kleisner, K., Lam, V., McCrea-Strub, A., Swartz, W., Watson, R., Zeller, D. & Pauly, D. (2012). Impact of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout on the Economics of U.S. Gulf fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69, 499-510, DOI: 10.1139/f2011-171.


Collette, B.B., Sumaila, U.R., and others (2011). High Value and Long Life—Double Jeopardy for Tunas and Billfishes. Science, 333, 291-292.

Fulai, S., Flomenhoft, G., Downs, T.J., Grande-Ortiz, M., Graef, D., Scholtens, B., Mol, A.P.J., Sonnenfeld, D.A., Spaargaren, G. Editors, Goel, R.K., Hsieh, E.W.T., Scrieciu, S., Steurer, R., Polzin, C., Kostka, G., Ancev, T., Pirgmaier, E., Boons, F., Robèrt, K.-H., Bryant, C., Zhou, K., Acharya, S.R., Huberman, D., Sonwa, D.J., Mycoo, M., Guan, D., Hubacek, K., Sumaila, U.R., Lopez-Ruiz, H.G., Jolley, G.J., Dougherty, M.L., Pilon, A.F., Prakash, R., Tambunan, T., and Hermann, S. (2011). Is the concept of a green economy a useful way of framing policy discussions and policymaking to promote sustainable development? Natural Resources Forum, 35(1), 63-72.

Heymans, J. J., Mackinson, S., Sumaila, U.R., Dyck, A., and Little, A. (2011). The impact of subsidies on the ecological sustainability and future profits from North Sea fisheries. PLoS One, 6(5): e20239, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0020239.

Lam, V.W.L., Sumaila, U.R., Dyck, A., Pauly, D., and Watson, R. (2011). Construction and potential applications of a global cost of fishing database. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68(9), 1-9.

Liu, Y., Sumaila, U.R., and Volpe, J.P. (2011). Potential Ecological and Economic Impacts of Sea Lice from Farmed Salmon on Wild Salmon Fisheries. Ecological Economics, 70(10), 1746-1755.

McCrea-Strub, A., Kleisner, K., Sumaila, U.R., Swartz, W., Watson, R., Zeller, D. and Pauly, D. (2011). Potential Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries, 32, 332-336.

McCrea-Strub, A., Zeller, D., Sumaila, U.R., Nelson, J., Balmford, A., and Pauly, D. (2011). Understanding the cost of establishing marine protected areas. Marine Policy, 35(1), 1-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2010.07.001.

Österblom, H. and Sumaila, U.R. (2011). Toothfish crises, actor diversity and the emergence of compliance mechanisms in the Southern Ocean. Global Environmental Change, 21, 972–982.

Sumaila, U.R., Cheung, W.W.L., Lam, V.W.Y., Pauly, D., Herrick S (2011). Climate change impacts on the biophysics and economics of world fisheries. Nature Climate Change, 449-456, DOI:10.1038/nclimate1301.

Teh, L.S.L, Teh, L.C.L, and Sumaila, U.R. (2011). Quantifying the overlooked socio-economic contribution of small-scale fisheries in Sabah, Malaysia. Fisheries Research, 110(3), 450-458.

Teh, L.S.L, Teh, L.C.L, and Sumaila, U.R. (2011). Low Discounting Behaviour among Small-Scale Fishers in Fiji and Sabah, Malaysia. Sustainability, 3, 897-913.


Pereira, H.M., Leadley, P.W., Proença, V., Alkemade, R., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Fernandez-Manjarrés, J.F., Araújo, M.B., Balvanera, P., Biggs, R., Cheung, W.W.L., Chini, L., Cooper, H.D., Gilman, E.L., Guénette, S., Hurtt, G.C., Huntington, H.P., Mace, G.M., Oberdorff, T., Revenga, C., Rodrigues, P., Scholes, R.J., Sumaila, U.R., and Walpole, M. (2010). Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century. Science, 330, 1496-1501, DOI:10.1126/science.1196624.

Gasalla, M.A., Rodrigues, A.R., Duarte, L.F.A. and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). A comparative multi-fleet analysis of socio-economic indicators for fishery management in SE Brazil. Progress in Oceanography, 87, 304–319.

Sumaila, U.R. and Hannesson, R. (2010). Maximum economic yield in crisis? Fish and Fisheries, 11(4): 461-465.

Falcão, M. P., Sumaila, U.R., and Geldenhuys, C.J. (2010). Policy impact on resource use and conservation in Miombo woodland, Pindanganga, Mozambique. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 2(8) 180-189.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M. and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). A Global Valuation of Ecosystem-Based Marine Recreation. Journal of Bioeconomics, 12:245–268, DOI 10.1007/s10818-010-9092-7.

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Sumaila, U.R., Kaschner, K., and Pauly, D. (2010). The global potential for whale watching. Marine Policy, 34(6), 1273-1278.

Liu, Y. and Sumaila, U.R. Estimating Pollution Abatement Costs of Salmon Aquaculture: A Joint Production Approach (2010) Land Economics, 86, 569 - 584.

Österblom, H., Sumaila, U.R., Örjan Bodin, Jonas Hentati Sundberg and Anthony J. Press (2010). Adapting to regional enforcement: fishing down the governance index. PLoS One, 5(9): e12832, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0012832.

Perry, I.R., Ommer, R.E., Barange, M., Jentoft, S., Neis, B., and Sumaila, U.R. (2011). Marine social-ecological responses to environmental change and the impacts of globalization. Fish and Fisheries, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00402.x.

Sumaila, U.R., Khan, A., Dyck, A., Watson, R., Munro, G., Tyedmers, P., and Pauly, D. (2010). A bottom up re-estimation of global fisheries subsidies. Journal of Bioeconomics, 12:201–225, DOI 10.1007/s10818-010-9091-8.

Sumaila, U.R. (2010). A cautionary note on individual transferable quotas. Ecology and Society, 15(3), 36.

Srinivasan, U., Cheung, W., Watson, R., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). Food security implications of global marine catch losses due to overfishing. Journal of Bioeocnomics, 12:183–200, DOI 10.1007/s10818-010-9090-9.

Swartz, W., Sumaila, U.R., Watson, R., and Pauly, D. (2010). Sourcing seafood for the three major markets: the EU, Japan and the USA, Marine Policy, 34(6), 1366-1373.

Sumaila, U.R., Arnason, R., and Lange, G.-M. (2010). Toward a Global Fisheries Economics. Journal of Bioeconomics, 12:179–182, DOI 10.1007/s10818-010-9089-2.

Dyck, A.J. and Sumaila, U.R. (2010) Economic impact of ocean fish populations in the global fishery. Journal of Bioeconomics, 12:227–243, DOI 10.1007/s10818-010-9088-3.

Hunsicker, M.E., Essington, T.E., Watson, R., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). The contribution of cephalopods to global marine fisheries (in press) Fish and Fisheries, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00369.x.

Heymans, J.J., Sumaila, U.R., and Christensen, V. (2010). Policy options for the northern Benguela ecosystem using a multi-species, multi-fleet model. Progress in Oceanography, 83: 417-425, DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2009.07.013.

Tissot, B.N., Best, B.A., Borneman, E.H., Bruckner, A.W., Cooper, C.H., D’Agnes, H., Fitzgerald, T.P., Leland, A., Lieberman, S., Amos, A.M., Sumaila, U.R., Telecky, T.M., McGilvray, F., Plankis, B.J., Rhyne, A.L., Roberts, G.G., Starkhouse, B., and Stevenson, T.C. (2010). How U.S. ocean policy and market power can reform the coral reef wildlife trade. Marine Policy, 34(6), 1385-1388.

Sumaila, U.R. and Domínguez-Torreiro, M. (2010). Discount Factors and the Performance of Alternative Fisheries Management Systems. Fish and Fisheries, 11, 278–287.

Clark, C.W., Munro, G.R., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). Limits to the Privatization of Fishery Resources: Reply. Land Economics 86(3): 614-618.

Villasante, S. and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). Estimating the effects of technological efficiency on the European fishing fleet. Marine Policy., 34(3), 720-722.

Clark, C.W., Munro, G., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). Limits to the privatization of fishery resources. Land Economics, 86(2), 209-218.

Bailey, M., Sumaila, U.R., and Lindroos, M. (2010). Application of game theory to fisheries over three decades. Fisheries Research, 02: 1-8.

Sumaila, U.R., Khan, A., Teh, L., Watson, R., Tyedmers, P., and Pauly, D. (2010). Subsidies to high seas bottom trawl fleet and the sustainability of deep sea benthic fish stocks. Marine Policy, 34(3), 495-497.

Varkey, D.A., Ainsworth, C.H., Pitcher, T.J., Goram, J., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010) Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries Catch in Raja Ampat Regency, Eastern Indonesia. Marine Policy, 2, 228-236.

Wielgus, J., Zeller, D., Caicedo-Herrera, D., and Sumaila, U.R. (2010). Estimation of fisheries removals and primary economic impact of the small-scale and industrial marine fisheries in Colombia. Marine Policy, 34(3), 506-513.


Mora, M., Myers, R., Coll, M., Libralato, S., Pitcher, T., Sumaila, U.R., Zeller, D., Watson, R., Gaston, K., and Worm, B. (2009). Management effectiveness of the world's marine fisheries. PLoS Biology, 7: 1-11.

Marsden, D., Martell, S., and Sumaila, U.R. (2009). Retrospective bioeconomic analysis of Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery management. Fisheries Research, 1-2, 32-41.

Teh, L.C.L., Teh, L.S.L., Starkhouse, B. and Sumaila, U.R. (2009). An overview of socio-economic and ecological perspectives of Fiji’s inshore reef fisheries. Marine Policy, 5, 807-817.

Sharp, R. and Sumaila, U.R. (2009). Quantification of U.S. Marine Fisheries Subsidies. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 29, 18-32.

Jenkins, D.J.A., Sievenpiper, J.L., Pauly, D., Sumaila, U.R., Kendall, C.W.C. and Mowat, F.M. (2009). Are dietary recommendations for the use of fish oils sustainable?. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 180(6), 633-637.

Jacquet, J., Hocevar, J., Lai, S., Majluf, P., Pelletier, N., Pitcher, T., Sala, E., Sumaila, U.R., and Pauly, D. (2009). Conserving Wild Fish in a Sea of Market-Based Efforts. Oryx, DOI:10.1017/S0030605309990470.

Christensen, V., Walters, C.J., Ahrens, R., Alder, J., Buszowski, J., Christensen, L.B., Cheung, W.W.L., Dunne, J., Froese, R., Karpouzi, V., Kastner, K., Kearney, K., Lai, S., Lam, V., Palomares, M.L.D., Peters-Mason, A., Piroddi, C., Sarmiento, J.L., Steenbeek, J., Sumaila, U.R., Watson, R., Zeller, D., and Pauly, D., (2009). Database-driven models of the world’s large marine ecosystems. Ecological Modelling, 300, 1984-1996.

Martell, S., Walters, C.W., and Sumaila, U.R. (2009). Industry-funded fishing licence reduction good for profits and conservation. Fish and Fisheries, 10, 1-12.

Nunoo, F. K. E., Boateng, J.O., Ahulu, A.M., Agyekum, K.A., and Sumaila, U.R. (2009). When trash fish is treasure: The case of Ghana in West Africa. Fisheries Research, 96, 167-172.

Sumaila, U.R. (2009). Towards a New Governance of High Seas Biodiversity: An introduction. Océanis, 53, 67-69.


Sumaila, U.R., Adinar, A., and Albiac, J. (2008). Game theoretic applications to environmental and natural resource problems. Environment and Development Economics, 14, 1-5.

Cheung, W.W.L. and Sumaila, U.R. (2008). Trade-offs between conservation and socio-economic objectives in managing a tropical marine ecosystem. Ecological Economics 66: 193-210, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.09.001.

Sumaila, U.R., Teh, L., Watson, R., Tyedmers, P., and Pauly, D. (2008). Fuel Price Increase, Subsidies, Overcapacity and Resource Sustainability. ICES Journal of Marine Science, ICES J. Mar. Sci., 65(6), 832-840.

Liu, Y. and Sumaila, U.R. (2008). Can farmed salmon production keep growing? Marine Policy, 32, 497-501.

Teh, L., Cheung, W.W.L., Cornish, A., Chu, C., and Sumaila, U.R. (2008). A Survey of Alternative Livelihood Options for Hong Kong's Fishers. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(5), 380-395.

Bailey, M., Rotinsulu, C., and Sumaila, U.R. (2008). The Migrant Anchovy Fishery in Kabui Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia: Catch, Profitability, and Income Distribution. Marine Policy, 32, 483-488.


Liu, Y. and Sumaila, U.R. (2007). Economic analysis of netcage versus sea-bag production Systems for salmon aquaculture in British Columbia. Aquaculture Economics and Management., 11, 413–437.

Sumaila, U.R., Zeller, D., Watson, R., Alder, J., and Pauly, D. (2007). Potential costs and benefits of marine reserves in the high seas. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 345, 305-310.

Sumaila, U.R., and Pauly, D. (2007). All fishing nations must unite to end subsidies. Nature (correspondence), 450, 945.

Sumaila, U.R., Khan, A., Watson, R., Munro, G., Zeller, D., Baron, N., and Pauly, D. (2007). The World Trade Organization and global fisheries sustainability. Fisheries Research, 88, 1-4.

Teh, L., Zeller, D., Cabanban, A.S., and Sumaila, U.R. (2007). Seasonality and Historic Trends in the Reef Fisheries of Pulau Banggi, Sabah, Malaysia. Coral Reefs, 26, 251-263.

Teh, L. and Sumaila, U.R. (2007). Malthusian Overfishing in Pulau Banggi? Marine Policy, 31, 451-457.

Sumaila, U.R., Marsden, D., Watson, R., and Pauly, D. (2007). Global ex-vessel fish price database: construction and applications Journal of Bioeconomics, 9, 39-51.

Clark, C.M., Munro, G., and Sumaila, U.R. (2007). Buyback, subsidies, the time consistency problem and the ITQ alternative. Land Economics, 83(1), 50-58.

Abdallah, P.R. and Sumaila, U.R. (2007). A historical account of Brazilian policy on fisheries subsidies. Marine Policy 31, 444-450.

Sumaila, U.R., Munro, G., and Sutinen, J. (2007). Recent developments in fisheries economics: An introduction. Land Economics, 83 (1), 1-5.

Sumaila, U.R. and Walters, C. (2007). Making future generations count: Comment on “Remembering the future”. Ecological Economics 60(3), 487-488.

Sumaila, U.R., Volpe, J., and Liu, Y. (2007). Potential economic benefits from sablefish farming in British Columbia. Marine Policy, 31(2), 81-84.

Falcão M. P., Sumaila, U.R., Grundy, I. M., and Geldenhuys, C. J. (2007). The impact of policy on resource use in mozambique: A case study of Savane. Silva Lusitana Journal, 15(1), 89-102.

Perry, R.I. and Sumaila, U.R., (2007). Marine ecosystem variability and human community responses: the example of Ghana, West Africa. Marine Policy, 31(2), 125-134.


Sumaila, U.R., Charles, T., and Sylvia, G. (2006). Topical Problems in Fisheries Economics: An Introduction. Marine Resource Economics, 21(4), 337-40.

Sumaila, U.R. and Armstrong, C.W. (2006). Distributional and efficiency effects of marine protected areas: A study of the Northeast Atlantic cod fishery. Land Economics, 82 (3), 321-332.

Berman, M. and Sumaila, U.R. (2006). Discounting, amenity values and marine ecosystem restoration. Marine Resource Economics, 21 (2), 211-219.

Sumaila, U.R, Alder, J., and Keith, H. (2006). Global scope and economics of illegal fishing. Marine Policy, 30(6), 696-703.


Sumaila, U.R. (2005). Differences in economic perspectives and the implementation of ecosystem-based management of marine resources. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 50, 279-282.

Teh, L., Cabanban, A., and Sumaila, U.R. (2005). The reef fisheries of Pulau Banggi, Sabah: A preliminary profile and assessment of ecological and socio-economic sustainability. Fisheries Research, 76(3), 359-367.

Marsden, A.D. and Sumaila, U.R. (2005). Tracking flows of fisheries products: the case of Pacific halibut in the Canadian economy. Fisheries Research, 73(1-2), 259-264.

Clark, C.W., Munro, G., and Sumaila, U.R. (2005). Subsidies, buybacks, and sustainable fisheries. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 50, 47-58.

Sumaila, U.R. and Walters, C. (2005). Intergenerational discounting: A new intuitive approach. Ecological Economics, 52, 135-142.

Ainsworth, C.H. and Sumaila, U.R. (2005). Intergenerational valuation of fisheries resources can justify long-term conservation: a case study in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62, 1104-1110.


Ussif, A. M. and Sumaila, U.R. (2004). Modeling the dynamics of regulated resource systems: A fishery example. Ecological Economics, 19, 353-365.

Sumaila, U.R. (2004). Intergenerational cost benefit analysis and marine ecosystem restoration. Fish and Fisheries, 5, 329-343.

Alder, J. and Sumaila, U.R. (2004). Western Africa: a fish basket of Europe past and present. Journal of Environment and Development, 13(2), 156-178.

Salas, S., Sumaila, U.R., and Pitcher, T. (2004). Short-term decisions of small scale fishers selecting alternative target species: a choice model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 61, 374-383.

Bjørndal, T., Ussif, A., and Sumaila, U.R. (2004). A bioeconomic analysis of the Norwegian spring spawning herring stock. Marine Resource Economics, 19, 353-365.

Atta-Mills, J., Alder, J. and Sumaila, U.R. (2004). The decline of a regional fishing nation: The case of Ghana in West Africa. Natural Resources Forum, 28, 13-21.


Pauly, D., Christensen, V., Guenette, S., Pitcher, T.J., Sumaila, U.R., Walters, C.J., Watson, R., and Zeller, D. (2002). Towards sustainability in world fisheries. Nature, 418, 689-695.

Sumaila, U.R. (2002). Marine protected area performance in a model of the fishery. Natural Resource Modeling, 15(4), 439-451.

Munro, G. and Sumaila, U.R. (2002). The impact of subsidies upon fisheries management and sustainability: The case of the North Atlantic. Fish and Fisheries, 3, 233-290.

Alder, J., Sumaila, U.R., D. Zeller and Pitcher, T.J. (2002). Evaluating MPA management: A new modelling approach. Coastal Management, 30(2), 121-131.

Beattie, A., Sumaila, U.R., Christensen, V., and Pauly, D. (2002). Ecological and economic aspects of size and placement of marine protected areas: A spatial modeling approach Natural Resource Modeling 15(4), 413-437.

Alder, J. and Sumaila, U.R. (2002). Economics of marine protected areas. Coastal Management, 30(3), 279 - 280.

Farrow, S. and Sumaila, U.R. (2002). Conference summary: the new emerging economics of marine protected areas. Fish and Fisheries, 3, 356-359.

Sumaila, U.R., and Charles, A. (2002). Economic models of marine protected areas: An introduction. Natural Resource Modeling, 15(3), 261-272.


Armstrong, C.W. and Sumaila, U.R. (2001). Optimal allocation of TAC and the implications of implementing an ITQ management system for the North-East Arctic cod. Land Economics, 77, 350-359.

Hutton, T., Griffiths, M.H., Sumaila, U.R. and Pitcher, T.J. (2001). Cooperative versus non-cooperative management of shared linefish stocks in South Africa: An assessment of alternative management strategies for Geebek. Fisheries Research, 51, 53-68.


Armstrong, C. W and Sumaila, U.R. (2000). Cannibalism and the optimal sharing of the North-East Atlantic cod stock: A bioeconomic model. Journal of Bioeconomics, 2, 99-115.

Sumaila, U.R. (2000). Fish as vehicle for economic development in Namibia. Forum for Development Studies, 2, 295-315.

Sumaila, U.R. and Vasconcello, M. (2000). Simulation of ecological and economic impacts of distant water fleets on Namibian fisheries. Ecological Economics, 32, 457-464.

Sumaila, U.R., Guénette, S., Alder, J., and Chuenpagdee, R. (2000). Addressing the ecosystem effects of fishing using marine protected areas. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57(3), 752-760.

Pitcher, T. J., Watson, R., Haggan, N., Guénette, U.R. Sumaila, S., Kennish, R., Cook, D., and Leung, A (2000). Marine reserves and the restoration of fisheries and marine ecosystems in the South China Sea. Bulletin of Marine Science, 66(3), 543-566.


Sumaila, U.R. (1999). A review of game theoretic models of fishing. Marine Policy, 23(1), 1-10.


Sumaila, U.R. (1998). Protected marine reserves as fisheries management tools: A bioeconomic analysis. Fisheries Research, 37(1-3), 287-296.


Sumaila, U.R. (1997). Cooperative and non-cooperative exploitation of the Arcto-Norwegian cod stock in the Barents Sea. Environmental and Resource Economics, 10, 147-165.

Sumaila, U.R. (1997). Strategic dynamic interaction: The case of Barents Sea fisheries. Marine Resource Economics, 12, 77-94.

Mackinson, S., Sumaila, U.R. and Pitcher, T.J. (1997). Bioeconomics and Catchability: Fish and Fishers behavior during stock collapse. Fisheries Research, 31, 11-17.


Angelsen A. and Sumaila, U.R. (1996). Hard methods for soft policies: Environmental and social cost benefit analysis. Forum for Development Studies, 1, 87-114. Also published as book chapter.


Sumaila, U.R. (1995). Irreversible capital investment in a two-stage bimatrix fishery game model. Marine Resource Economics, 10(3), 263 - 283.


Angelsen A., Fjeldstad, O.H. and Sumaila, U.R. (1994). Growth, development and sustainability. Development Matters, 1(2), 19-22.