News

Dr. William Cheung named Wall Scholar

April 3, 2017
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.

Jellyfish abound, and may be coming to a dinner plate near you

February 28, 2017
Lucas Brotz is making a name for himself as Canada’s foremost jellyfish researcher. For the past 10 years he has studied their population dynamics and the growth of jellyfish fishing globally.

For indigenous communities, fish mean much more than food

January 31, 2017
Coastal indigenous communities eat 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people in the same country says article from NF-UBC Nereus Program.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila wins UBC’s Killam Faculty Research Prize

January 30, 2017
This award recognizes faculty member's "outstanding research and scholarly contributions". Dr. Sumaila's research on fisheries economics and the benefits of sustainable fisheries to society on a global scale is both important and timely in today's political climate.