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Dr. Kai Chan named to RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Dr. Kai Chan, Professor in UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, is a leader in the field of ecosystem services.

Welcome to Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé

Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé joins IOF as an Assistant Professor, with a cross-appointment in UBC’s Department of Statistics. She will also hold a Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Statistical Ecology.

Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30% if ocean temperatures continue to climb

Climate change jaw dropper: Great white shark could one day prowl B.C. waters

If ocean temperatures continue to climb, you’re going to need a bigger boat.

Steller sea lion research front and centre at the Vancouver Aquarium

The Aquarium's new Steller Bay highlights research done by IOF's Marine Mammal Research Unit's Drs. Andrew Trites and David Rosen.

Daniel Pauly named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur by French government

Chevalier is a distinction in France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and it is granted for professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.”

Pyrosomes appearing in BC waters

Pyrosomes are free drifting tunicates, gelatinous zooplankton typically found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans

Project Seahorse celebrates 20 years of advancing marine conservation

They have integrated research and management, from community to global scales, to make a difference for seahorses and the seas.

Ten million tonnes of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks

Almost 10% of the world’s total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management.

Illegal foreign fishing and lack of reporting threaten Sierra Leone’s fisheries sector

The study estimates that more than 42,000 tonnes of fish were caught illegally in 2015 alone.