Dr. Ray Hilborn

Dr. Ray Hilborn


Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, and editor-in-chief of an informational website dedicated to explaining the science of fishery sustainability and reporting on current events in fishery science and policy called SustainableFisheries-UW.org. Ray has worked for over 50 years on fisheries as a scientist for government and international organisations, and has authored several books on fisheries stock assessments and management.


Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, specializing in natural resource management and conservation. He authored several books including "Ocean Recovery: a sustainable future for global fisheries?" with Ulrike Hilborn in 2019, "Overfishing: what everyone needs to know" with Ulrike Hilborn in 2012, "Quantitative fisheries stock assessment" with Carl Walters in 1992, and "The Ecological Detective: confronting models with data" with Marc Mangel in 1997 and has published over 300 peer reviewed articles. He has received the Volvo Environmental Prize, the American Fisheries Societies Award of Excellence, The Ecological Society of America's Sustainability Science Award, and the International Fisheries Science Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and the American Fisheries Society.

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