Amanda VincentProfessor, Oceans & Fisheries, UBC; Director, Project Seahorse

Dr. Vincent was the first person to study seahorses underwater, to document the extensive trade in these fishes, and to initiate a seahorse conservation project. She is very active in marine management and policy issues. Her team’s research and advocacy work for marine conservation have earned Dr. Vincent significant awards and accolades, such as the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (2000), the Le Cren medal by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (2018) for her lifelong contributions to fish conservation, and the world’s leading animal conservation prize, the Indianapolis Prize for 2020/21. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Vincent has written hundreds of scientific papers and technical reports. Her research has been documented in five full-length television programs.