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Cigarettes account for half of waste recovered on Vancouver and Victoria shorelines

UBC researchers analysed data from 1,226 voluntary cleanups organized by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC).

Fishing fleets travelling further to catch fewer fish

Industrial fishing fleets have doubled the distance they travel, but catch only a third of what they did 65 years ago.

IOF Student Society Travel Grant (Summer 2018) winners

Vanessa Fladmark and Melanie Ang are the recipients of the IOF Student Society Travel Grant 2018 – Summer.

IOF students visit fish farm

Students visited the Greig Salmon Farm and the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences to better understand salmon farming.

As penguins dive, their location data takes flight

Data sent from penguins to space and back to UBC could help researchers determine why the species’ breeding population fluctuates so dramatically.

Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up

Researchers say out-of-date regulatory system hasn't kept up with the realities of global warming

Andrew Trites wins the Timothy R. Parsons Medal

Trites has been studying marine mammals (primarily Steller sea lions, harbour seals, northern fur seals, and killer whales), in the North Pacific for over 30 years.

Half of all high seas fishing grounds would be unprofitable without current subsidies

As much as 54% of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies.

Nathan Bennett wins 2018 Early Career Conservationist award

Bennett is a postdoctoral fellow with the OceanCanada partnership and won this award for advancing the role of social science on conservation policy

Vast majority of patents on marine genetic sequences linked to corporations

A single company has registered half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine species.