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Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually

December 22, 2016
The researchers found that some oceans are more sensitive to changes in temperature, and will have substantially larger gains from achieving the Paris Agreement.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila named a Hokkaido University Ambassador

December 19, 2016
Dr. Sumaila has an international reputation as a scholar specializing in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing, and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries.

Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people

December 2, 2016
In the first global-scale analysis of its kind, the study estimated that coastal Indigenous people consume 74 kilograms of seafood per capita, compared to the global average of 19 kilograms.

BC Marine Mammal Symposium

November 25, 2016
The entire event is being broadcast live on YouTube, Saturday, November 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Daniel Pauly awarded the 2016 Albert Ier Grand Medal in the Science category

November 22, 2016
This prestigious prize is given to great names of the marine world by the Oceanographic Institute (Monaco). Dr. Pauly is a world-renowned leader in the fields of fish biology, fisheries science and biodiversity research.

Global marine fisheries catches declining by 1.2 million metric tons every year

November 15, 2016
The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, released by IOF's Sea Around Us project, looks at global catches, country-by-country, and explores the consequences of this decline, food security, and the steps that can be taken to ease the situation.

Opinion: Mexico needs to rethink environmental protection budget cuts, prioritize ecologically-sustainable human development

October 28, 2016
Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager & Research Associate weighs in on Mexico's 2017 budget release.

Aerial drone offers insights into bowhead whale behaviour

October 20, 2016
Research team, including UBC zoology PhD candidate Sarah Fortune, undertook what is believed to be the first intensive effort to study bowhead whales with the use of an aerial drone in the Eastern Canadian Arctic.

Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) and the CITES Review of Significant Trade

October 13, 2016
New Fisheries Centre Research Report takes in-depth look the route taken by eight seahorse species as they travelled through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)’s Review of Significant Trade (RST) process.

Project Seahorse work leads to huge international change, as Thailand announces it is suspending seahorse exports.

September 23, 2016
Project Seahorse is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations.