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Researchers investigate the ‘whole enchilada’ in Tasman Sea

The research voyage focused on establishing the relationship between open ocean production and coastal fisheries off southeastern Australia.

UBC professor wins Volvo Environment Prize

The 2017 Volvo Environment Prize has been awarded to Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries for his innovative work in fisheries economics and sustainable governance of ocean resources.

Brian Hunt joins the Canada C3 cruise for marine DNA project

Dr. Hunt will conduct research for the Trans-Canada eDNA Biodiversity Mapping Project.

Juvenile Salmon Survival Program gains funding from MITACS and the Tula Foundation

“Salmon are one of the most culturally, ecologically, and economically important fish in British Columbia, however, their stocks have been declining," said Program leader, Dr. Brian Hunt

Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than others

Species most at-risk include the Eastern Australian salmon, yellowbar angelfish, toli shad, sohal surgeonfish and spotted grouper.

Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.

Daniel Pauly awarded Royal Society of Canada’s Sir John Willam Dawson medal

Sir John William Dawson Medal celebrates sustained contributions to interdisciplinary research.

William Cheung receives the ICES Prix d’ Excellence Award

The ​​​​​​​​​​Prix d'Excellence is awarded every three years in recognition of the highest level of achievement in marine sciences.

Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans

"We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small," said Jennifer Selgrath, lead author.

Initiatives to strengthen climate change adaptation in Africa – Cape Town

World Bank technical consultation meeting discusses project to understand the likely impact of climate change through fisheries in African countries