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Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

August 21, 2017
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30% if ocean temperatures continue to climb

Climate change jaw dropper: Great white shark could one day prowl B.C. waters

July 25, 2017
If ocean temperatures continue to climb, you’re going to need a bigger boat.

Steller sea lion research front and centre at the Vancouver Aquarium

July 17, 2017
The Aquarium's new Steller Bay highlights research done by IOF's Marine Mammal Research Unit's Drs. Andrew Trites and David Rosen.

Daniel Pauly named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur by French government


Chevalier is a distinction in France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and it is granted for professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.”

Pyrosomes appearing in BC waters

June 30, 2017
Pyrosomes are free drifting tunicates, gelatinous zooplankton typically found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans

Project Seahorse celebrates 20 years of advancing marine conservation

June 29, 2017
They have integrated research and management, from community to global scales, to make a difference for seahorses and the seas.

Ten million tonnes of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks

June 26, 2017
Almost 10% of the world’s total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management.

Illegal foreign fishing and lack of reporting threaten Sierra Leone’s fisheries sector

June 20, 2017
The study estimates that more than 42,000 tonnes of fish were caught illegally in 2015 alone.

For Canada’s 150th anniversary, fisheries scientists want concrete action

June 19, 2017
In an essay in the new book, REFLECTIONS OF CANADA, fisheries scientists Daniel Pauly, Rashid Sumaila and William Cheung mark a roadmap of what can be done to rebuild Canada's fish stocks.

Marine Mammal Skeleton Exhibit

June 8, 2017
Showcasing the whale, dolphin and sea lion skeletons on display in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) building