In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers conducted over 6,000 reef surveys in 46 countries across the globe, and discovered 15 locations where there were a lot more fish on coral reefs than expected.
By balma on June 17, 2016
Global fish catches peaked in 1996, while the Earth’s human population is expected to rise through 2050, from the current 7.3 billion to between nine and 10 billion.
By balma on June 15, 2016
Illegal fishing is a major problem that siphons an estimated $10 to 20 billion annually from the global economy, and causes millions of tonnes of fish to disappear from the oceans.
By balma on June 6, 2016
Pakhomov’s research focuses on physical-biological interactions in the oceans, a critical field of study for predicting ecosystem response driven by climate change.
By balma on February 24, 2016
Vincent largely put seahorse conservation on the map. Not only did she take her studies under the water and into their world, she identified a conservation concern for these tiny fish and mounted a campaign to secure their future.
By balma on February 11, 2016
The study finds that coastal First Nations communities could suffer economic losses between $6.7 and $12 million annually by 2050.
By balma on January 13, 2016
Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs).
By balma on October 26, 2015
Dr. Richard Beamish to deliver the 12th Larkin Lecture.
By balma on October 21, 2015
The new web platform provides the first comprehensive coverage of both reported and unreported fish caught by every country in the world.
By balma on July 27, 2015
The dramatic decline is caused by a variety of factors including overfishing of the fish seabirds rely on for food, birds getting tangled in fishing gear, plastic and oil pollution, introduction of non-native predators to seabird colonies, destruction and changes to seabird habitat, and environmental and ecological changes caused by climate change.
By balma on July 9, 2015