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Most female fish grow bigger than the males

In over 80% of fish species, the females, including those known as ‘big old fecund females,’ or BOFFS, grow bigger than the males.

The role of power and politics in shaping our oceans and coasts

IOF researcher Nathan Bennett explored how the oceans are shaped by power and politics, narratives and knowledge, scale and history, and environmental justice and equity.

Gabriel Reygondeau named ‘The Marine Guy’ for the Half Earth Project

He was also named a UBC-Yale Fellow.

Environmental changes and fisheries impact Baltic fish stocks more than grey seal predation

Fishing mortality and environmental factors affect fish biomass and catches more than seal predation in the region.

Sea-ing the People

Research Associate Lydia Teh discusses good stewardship and social responsibility in fisheries

Fishing pressure and climate change challenge Tokelau’s food security

Increasing fishing pressures, combined with climate change, will have a negative effect on the near-shore marine resources of Tokelau

Super Salmon Science

Hakai Institute’s Juvenile Salmon Program investigates factors affecting juvenile salmon across the Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait.

Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds all around the world

Birds that feed on squid, Antarctic krill and small ‘mid-water’ fish such as herrings and sardines are suffering the most

The impact of global, future change on the lives of Tonle Sap inhabitants

Researchers explored the vulnerabilities of Cambodian lake fishers by examining their livelihood activities and responses to different scenarios of future change.

Fishing companies lose millions of dollars every year and they don’t know it

Companies could have increased their profits substantially had they allowed fish stocks to rebuild and then fished them sustainably.