Rick Routledge nets Sterling prize for Controversy
While researching west coast salmon, Rick Routledge and Alexandra Morton have made a huge impact while stirring the waters. The duo uncovered links between sea lice on fish farms and juvenile wild salmon mortality, and more recently discovered the infectious salmon anemia virus in wild salmon.
Their research continues to spark controversity despite being continually validated and extended by other researchers. More details of the award can be found here.