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Rashid Sumaila receives Volvo Environment Prize

He was presented with this prestigious award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on November 29, 2017.

Better policies could net more fish for Indigenous and coastal communities

Indigenous and coastal communities in Canada are increasingly finding that the ocean and marine resources are off limits.

Seahorse exploitation and trade in Viet Nam

This newly released Fisheries Centre Research Report looks at the difficulties that Viet Nam experienced as they tried to implement CITES required export controls for seahorses.

Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate

“Cumberland Sound serves as a habitat for feeding and moulting,” said Sarah Fortune, a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

There’s something in the water

Research team collected water samples along Canada's coasts to examine for trace amounts of DNA shed by organisms into the surrounding environment.

Daniel Pauly knighted by the French Government

Ambassador of France to Canada, Kareen Rispal, awarded Daniel Pauly the Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur.

Shareholders in fishing companies at risk from fisheries over-exploitation: research

The report, produced by the Fish Tracker Initiative in collaboration with the Sea Around Us, states that 32% of the 97 stocks targeted by fishing giants are overfished.

Researchers investigate the ‘whole enchilada’ in Tasman Sea

The research voyage focused on establishing the relationship between open ocean production and coastal fisheries off southeastern Australia.

UBC professor wins Volvo Environment Prize

The 2017 Volvo Environment Prize has been awarded to Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries for his innovative work in fisheries economics and sustainable governance of ocean resources.

Brian Hunt joins the Canada C3 cruise for marine DNA project

Dr. Hunt will conduct research for the Trans-Canada eDNA Biodiversity Mapping Project.