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Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide

June 1, 2017
Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing.

A healthy ocean will benefit global sustainable development

May 31, 2017
Restored ocean will alleviate poverty, provide jobs, and improve global health, finds new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program report

Global seafood trade flows and developing economies

May 17, 2017
Seafood exceeds the trade value of sugar, maize, coffee, rice and cocoa combined. But where is this seafood going and who is most benefiting?

Rashid Sumaila receives Benchley Ocean Award for Science

May 10, 2017
He received the award at a gala ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Belated contributions on the biology of fish, fisheries and features of their ecosystems


This Fisheries Centre Research Report contains mainly contributions initially written several years or even decades ago, but not formally published.

Marine conservation must consider human rights: An appeal for a code of conduct

May 4, 2017
The impacts of marine protected areas can undermine people’s rights or stop them from their livelihoods

New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs

May 1, 2017
A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events.

Apex marine predators affected by human-made pollutants and climate change

April 27, 2017
Human contaminants, exacerbated by climate change, are impacting polar bears, killer whales.

Antarctica’s biodiversity not doing as well as hoped

April 25, 2017
Experts, including IOF's Deng Palomares, debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Florida’s backyard

April 20, 2017
An awareness program focused on the preservation of this species in South Florida is underway.