The International Fisheries Science Prize Committee of the World Council of Fisheries Societies has awarded the 2016 International Fisheries Science Prize to Professor Ray Hilborn in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.  Professor Hilborn has had an extremely impressive career of highly diversified research and publication in support of global fisheries science and conservation. Throughout his 40-year career, Hilborn has been a model of dynamic and innovative science, and in the application of this work to the ever-changing problems of fisheries management and conservation in both marine and freshwater ecosystems. Professor Hilborn’s prize will be awarded at the World Fisheries Congress in Busan, South Korea, in late May.