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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.

William Cheung receives the ICES Prix d’ Excellence Award

The ​​​​​​​​​​Prix d'Excellence is awarded every three years in recognition of the highest level of achievement in marine sciences.

Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans

"We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small," said Jennifer Selgrath, lead author.

Initiatives to strengthen climate change adaptation in Africa – Cape Town

World Bank technical consultation meeting discusses project to understand the likely impact of climate change through fisheries in African countries

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