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Small-scale fisheries can play a big role in local economies and subsistence

The Baía Formosa's small-scale fishery was found to provide subsistence, food security and employment opportunities for local inhabitants.

Official stats mask almost all species of shark and ray caught in the Mediterranean and Black seas

97% of the sharks and rays caught and brought to market domestically are not reported by species.

Rashid Sumaila wins Murray A. Newman Research Award

Sponsored by Ocean Wise®, the award recognizes significant, field-leading contributions in ocean research.

In the Arctic, little protection for the most important conservation areas

The researchers found that areas crucial for Arctic marine predators are largely left unprotected.

Ensuring individual transferable quotas benefit fisheries and the environment

Rashid Sumaila proposes various policy changes to help fishers benefit from ITQs while minimizing their negative impacts.

Nathan Bennett named Chair of IUCN People and the Ocean Specialist Group

The People and the Ocean Specialist Group promotes the need to understand and integrate the voices, visions, rights, and livelihood needs of coastal peoples and island nations into policies and practices related to the conservation and management of the oceans.

Curtis Suttle named Wall Scholar

The term of his appointment will be from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020.

International Gulf of Alaska Expedition

The IOF has two faculty members on board this international salmon research voyage to the Gulf of Alaska

Greater conservation efforts needed to protect Galápagos bird populations, a new study shows

Researchers found that unless current conservation measures are increased, the birds' future conservation is precarious.

Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation

Researchers found that building trust with small-scale fishers, through actions like ensuring transparency and conducting outreach activities, is key to gaining local conservation support.