Dr. Kevin M. Bailey was formerly a Senior Scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of NOAA and affiliate Full Professor at the University of Washington. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and written a book titled Billion-Dollar Fish published by the University of Chicago Press in April 2013. This book is about the development of the world’s largest industrial food fishery. He is currently writing a new book called Steinbeck’s Porthole: the Saga of the Western Flyer, which is about the environmental history of Pacific coast fisheries. Dr. Bailey spent 35 years studying the biology and ecology of Alaska pollock and Pacific hake, as well as Alaskan flatfishes. This experience led him towards the mission of helping to preserve the unique traditional lifestyle and relationship of man & sea in a sustainable manner. In 2008 he was awarded the Oscar Sette Award for lifetime achievement in marine fisheries by the American Fisheries Society. He has received numerous awards and recognitions from NOAA.