Sidney Holt (1926–2019)

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Science  14 Feb 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6479, pp. 744
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba8964


Sidney Holt, who reshaped fisheries science and helped reverse the decline of marine mammal populations, died on 22 December 2019. He was 93 years old. Sidney was a leader of numerous nongovernmental marine conservation organizations and a former senior staff member at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other United Nations (UN) organizations. On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations, the book he wrote in 1957 in collaboration with fellow biologist Raymond Beverton, remains integral to the work of fisheries scientists today.

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