IIFET, an international professional association of some 700 individual, institutional and national government agencies from over 65 countries, accords this honor to individuals who have made substantial, long-term, ongoing contributions to the advancement and development of economic theory and analysis in the areas of fisheries, aquaculture and/or seafood trade, as evidenced by research, teaching, academic service and/or policy impacts.
Through his academic research, his teaching of a generation of fisheries economists and his policy advisory work, Gordon has been instrumental in identifying, promoting and introducing improved fisheries management in Canada and around the world.
In addition to his extensive list of influential research results, Gordon has been supervisor or co-supervisor for upwards of 20 PhD students at UBC in various areas of fisheries management and served as external PhD examiner for many universities in different countries. His ongoing contributions to economics education is greatly appreciated by everyone who works and studies with him.
Gordon will give a Fellow’s address at IIFET 2016 Scotland, the 18th international conference of the Institute, July 11-15, 2016.