Gakushi Ishimura, a School of Marine Affairs (SMA) alumnus, was one of nine distinguished conservation researchers from around the world that were named 2021 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation. The program was created to provide support to midcareer experts seeking solutions to the challenges affecting the world’s oceans.
Gakushi will examine how fisheries and coastal communities respond to extreme events, such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, to inform marine conservation strategies in Japan.
“Each of these talented new fellows is engaged in research that aims to expand what we know about the global ocean and the life it supports,” said Polita Glynn, project director for the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation. “They join an engaged community of Pew fellows all working to meet complex challenges with innovative approaches.”