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Better protection needed for Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area, scientists urge

January 30, 2017
Signatories to the letter, sent to Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, include IOF's Amanda Vincent, Daniel Pauly, Kai Chan, and Rashid Sumaila.

Open Water Research Station contributes a decade of discoveries

January 23, 2017
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the MMRU Open Water Research Station, a floating laboratory at the centre of a ground-breaking scientific collaboration that has significantly advanced understanding of how nutritionally stressed Steller sea lions forage in the wild.

SAVE OUR SEAS: Why is translating good science into good policy so hard?

January 20, 2017
University Killam Professor Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Daniel Pauly, will take place on March 28 at 6:30 pm, and Science World. Tickets SOLD OUT. Waitlist available

Daniel Pauly named “Scientist of the Year” by Radio Canada

January 19, 2017
Pauly is being recognized for his lifelong research efforts on the human impacts on global fisheries, which hit a high note in 2016 with two major publications, both co-authored with Dirk Zeller.

Rashid Sumaila wins Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science

January 12, 2017
Referred to as the “Academy Awards for the ocean,” the Benchley awards are the world’s preeminent ocean awards.

Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller receive Ocean Award

January 11, 2017
Dr. Daniel Pauly and Dr. Dirk Zeller received the Ocean Award in the Science category for their contributions to marine conservation and ocean health.

Top 10 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2016

January 5, 2017
National Geographic released their list of 2016's Top 10 Ocean Conservation wins, and work by IOF's Sea Around Us project is #1.

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.