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IOF meets with Ambassador of Uruguay to Canada

The group worked on the project proposal for "Cetaceans and Ocean Health in South America: Developing Regional Capacities and Coordination for Mercury Research, Biomonitoring and Mitigation".

Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30%

Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers.

UN starts a Conservation Treaty for the High Seas

“Restricting fisheries activities to coastal waters is economically and environmentally sensible,” said Dr. Rashid Sumaila in a National Geographic article.

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.