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Order of Canada

Michael Shepard, O.C., Ph.D.

Victoria, British Columbia [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 23, 1997; Invested on May 7, 1998

This scientist from British Columbia has devoted thirty years to studying the technical, scientific and legal aspects of Canada's fishing industry. His knowledge in this field has made him invaluable as a key player in the country's fishing boundary disputes in international arenas. His achievements in safeguarding fish stocks, one of Canada's most vital resources, and in promoting the country's interests abroad, have had a lasting effect on both the east and west coast fisheries.