Daniel Pauly named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur

University Killam Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Sea Around Us principal investigator Dr. Daniel Pauly was named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur in a French presidential decree on France’s National Day, July 14, 2017.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Pauly’s nomination in recognition of his work researching the impacts of fisheries on marine ecosystems.

The Chevalier is a distinction in France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and it is granted, for life, to individuals with a minimum of 20 years of public service or 25 years of professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.” Knights belong to The Order of Merit, which was created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle.

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