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Prof. Daniel Pauly named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur

Daniel Pauly, Jessica Meeuwig | Jul 14, 2017

Daniel Pauly, Jessica Meeuwig

Jul 14, 2017

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Prof. Pauly is an internationally renowned fisheries expert and marine conservationist.

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Collaborator and Sea Around Us Principal Investigator, Prof. Daniel Pauly, has been named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in a presidential decree on French National Day, July 14, 2017.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Daniel’s nomination in recognition of his work researching the impacts of fisheries on marine ecosystems.

The Chevalier is France’s highest order of merit and it is granted for life to individuals with a minimum of 20 years of public service or 25 years of professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.” Knights belong to The Order of Merit, which was created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle.

The Legion of Honour itself was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte as a way of honouring French citizens and foreign nationals with a flawless military or civil career and who have contributed to the growth and well-being of others.

Chevaliers wear a badge on a ribbon on the left chest. The badge is a silver five-armed “Maltese Asterisk” with an enameled laurel and oak wreath between the arms.

Other scientists who have received the title of Chevaliers include Alexander Graham Bell, Leo Baekeland, Susan Greenfield, Luc Montagnier, and Hans Zinsser.

Sincere congratulations to Daniel on this well-deserved and impressive achievement.
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