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“Whale breath” reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

“Whale breath” reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

Bacteria including salmonella and fungi such as penicillium were found in the whales.

HERRING PEOPLE: An Arts-Based Initiative

HERRING PEOPLE: An Arts-Based Initiative

This event combined art and science to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries.

Fish evolve by playing it safe

Fish evolve by playing it safe

New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world’s oceans because fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.

Climate change could increase fishing fuel consumption

Climate change could increase fishing fuel consumption

Postdoctoral and Nereus Program fellow, Vick Lam, discusses how fuel use both contributes to climate change, and in a vicious circle, climate change could also increase fuel use in fishing.

Student Profile: Mad(eline) about sharks

Student Profile: Mad(eline) about sharks

MSc candidate Madeline Cashion hopes her research on shark fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Seas could eventually help us understand the global catch of this species.

Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (BBVA Foundation)

To recognize and encourage world-class research that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge – pushing forward the frontiers of the known world. Deadline: June 30

Prix d’Excellence (ICES)

Offered every 3rd year, it is the highest level of achievement in marine sciences and important contributions to ICES vision. Deadline: May 1, 2017

Outstanding Achievement Award (ICES)

For continued commitment to excellence in endeavours of science, research, and leadership. Deadline: May 1

Outstanding Group Achievement Award (AIFRB)

For a group that has made significant contributions to the advancement of fisheries science in North America. Deadline: June 1

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award (AIFRB)

For individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of fisheries science in North America. Deadline: June 1