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Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices

New research finds dynamite, poison still common fishing methods

DFO announces funding for research on Southern Resident Killer Whales

Andrew Trites and Brian Hunt are co-PIs on the project to examine how changes in the food web affect the abundance and quality of Chinook salmon in critical habitat areas of the Southern Resident Killer Whale

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

Researchers predicted that changes in fish community could be reduced by 30 to 80 per cent with a doubling of reef area.

William Cheung wins Academic of the Year Award

Bestowed by CUFA BC, this award recognizes a specific and recent outstanding contribution to the community beyond the academic.

Fishackathon 2018

Teams gathered for a weekend to build practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts

UBC researchers use drones to track jellyfish blooms

Jellyfish blooms are becoming more widespread and scientists ate looking for ways to better understand them.

The impacts of climate change on marine systems

Professor and Wall Scholar, Chris Harley, shows how mussels and sea stars interact as an example of how climate change is impacting marine life on the coast of British Columbia.

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.