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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.

Juvenile Salmon Survival Program gains funding from MITACS and the Tula Foundation

“Salmon are one of the most culturally, ecologically, and economically important fish in British Columbia, however, their stocks have been declining," said Program leader, Dr. Brian Hunt

Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than others

Species most at-risk include the Eastern Australian salmon, yellowbar angelfish, toli shad, sohal surgeonfish and spotted grouper.

Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.

Daniel Pauly awarded Royal Society of Canada’s Sir John Willam Dawson medal

Sir John William Dawson Medal celebrates sustained contributions to interdisciplinary research.