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Dyhia Belhabib

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Dyhia Belhabib
Dyhia Belhabib
PronunciationDyhia Belhabib
Dyhia Belhabib
Occupation(s)environmental scientist and researcher
  • Ecotrust Canada
  • Spyglass
Known for
  • Main Fishery Investigator for Ecotrust Canada
  • Founder of Spyglass

Dyhia Belhabib is an environmental scientist and researcher. She is specialised in illegal fishing, conservation, artisanal fishing and food security.[1][2] As of now, she is a main fishery investigator for Ecotrust Canada.[1] She is the founder of Spyglass.[3] Her research has studied the relationship between fishing industries and the illegal drug trade.[4] She has also found the conflict between artisanal fishing, illegal fishing, climate change and international fishing subsidies.[5][6] She also stood for the decolonization and greater equity in ocean science.[7]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 January 25th 2021, Cloe Logan | News | (2021-01-25). "Ecotrust Canada's Dyhia Belhabib wants you to know how illegal fishing threatens our food security". Canada's National Observer. Retrieved 2021-05-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. "Dyhia Belhabib | International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development". ictsd.iisd.org. Archived from the original on 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  3. Mcdonald, Joshua (2021-02-10). "Fisheries plant on Australia's border could be used as cover for drugs, weapons and people smuggling, experts say". the Guardian. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  4. "Drug trafficking could be putting 'fragile fisheries' at risk, study says". Mongabay Environmental News. 2020-07-02. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  5. "Dyhia Belhabib, Ph.D. - Understanding the global importance of small-scale fisheries". TEDxSantaBarbara. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  6. Magazine, Hakai. "The African Coastline Is a Battleground for Foreign Fleets and Artisanal Fishers". Hakai Magazine. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  7. Belhabib, Dyhia (2021-05-12). "Ocean science and advocacy work better when decolonized". Nature Ecology & Evolution. 5 (6): 709–710. doi:10.1038/s41559-021-01477-1. ISSN 2397-334X. PMID 33981027.

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