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Protecting Canada’s endangered whales through scientific research and collaboration

Dr. Andrew Trites will receive $1 million over five years for research on Southern Resident Killer Whales

Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues

95% of dried seahorses in Hong Kong’s market were reported as being imported from source countries that had export bans in place.

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue

Achieving Agreement’s target could increase global fishers’ revenues by $4.6 billion annually.

As the Antarctic warms, krill move south to the colder ice shelves

"Krill is perhaps the largest fishing resource in the world’s oceans.”

How much microplastic is there in the BC marine food web?

Researchers are concerned with the amount of microplastics consumed by zooplankton and herring, which are foundational species in BC's regional marine food webs.

Rashid Sumaila wins UBC’s President’s Award for Public Education through Media

This award celebrates active sharing of research through the news media

Carbon dioxide emissions from global fisheries larger than previously thought

Emissions from the fuel burnt by fishing boats are 30% higher than previously reported

Most female fish grow bigger than the males

In over 80% of fish species, the females, including those known as ‘big old fecund females,’ or BOFFS, grow bigger than the males.

The role of power and politics in shaping our oceans and coasts

IOF researcher Nathan Bennett explored how the oceans are shaped by power and politics, narratives and knowledge, scale and history, and environmental justice and equity.

Gabriel Reygondeau named ‘The Marine Guy’ for the Half Earth Project

He was also named a UBC-Yale Fellow.