News

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

Dr. Mimi E. Lam wins Conservation Beacon Award

June 1, 2017
Awarded for her pioneering of an ethical approach to the conservation of marine resources, both natural and cultural, through interdisciplinary research and community engagement at the science-policy interface.

Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide


Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing.

A healthy ocean will benefit global sustainable development

May 31, 2017
Restored ocean will alleviate poverty, provide jobs, and improve global health, finds new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program report

Global seafood trade flows and developing economies

May 17, 2017
Seafood exceeds the trade value of sugar, maize, coffee, rice and cocoa combined. But where is this seafood going and who is most benefiting?

Rashid Sumaila receives Benchley Ocean Award for Science

May 10, 2017
He received the award at a gala ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Belated contributions on the biology of fish, fisheries and features of their ecosystems


This Fisheries Centre Research Report contains mainly contributions initially written several years or even decades ago, but not formally published.