News

Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Florida’s backyard

April 20, 2017
An awareness program focused on the preservation of this species in South Florida is underway.

Dr. Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

April 6, 2017
She will serve as the Committee's global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.

“An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” screening

April 3, 2017
The award-winning ocean conservation film will screen at UBC on April 28, 2017. RSVP REQUIRED.

Dr. William Cheung named Wall Scholar


The Wall Scholars Research Award will allow Dr. Cheung to spend one year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Drs. Trites and Rosen go to Ottawa

April 1, 2017
They addressed Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending captivity of whales and dolphins), in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

“Whale breath” reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

March 31, 2017
Bacteria including salmonella and fungi such as penicillium were found in the whales.

HERRING PEOPLE: An Arts-Based Initiative

March 24, 2017
This event combined art and science to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries.

Fish evolve by playing it safe

March 21, 2017
New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.

Climate change could increase fishing fuel consumption

March 17, 2017
Postdoctoral and Nereus Program fellow, Vick Lam, discusses how fuel use both contributes to climate change, and in a vicious circle, climate change could also increase fuel use in fishing.

Student Profile: Mad(eline) about sharks

March 13, 2017
MSc candidate Madeline Cashion hopes her research on shark fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Seas could eventually help us understand the global catch of this species.