Fish evolve by playing it safe

March 21, 2017
New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.

Climate change could increase fishing fuel consumption

March 17, 2017
Postdoctoral and Nereus Program fellow, Vick Lam, discusses how fuel use both contributes to climate change, and in a vicious circle, climate change could also increase fuel use in fishing.

Student Profile: Mad(eline) about sharks

March 13, 2017
MSc candidate Madeline Cashion hopes her research on shark fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Seas could eventually help us understand the global catch of this species.

Jellyfish abound, and may be coming to a dinner plate near you

February 28, 2017
Lucas Brotz is making a name for himself as Canada’s foremost jellyfish researcher. For the past 10 years he has studied their population dynamics and the growth of jellyfish fishing globally.

For indigenous communities, fish mean much more than food

January 31, 2017
Coastal indigenous communities eat 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people in the same country says article from NF-UBC Nereus Program.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila wins UBC’s Killam Faculty Research Prize

January 30, 2017
This award recognizes faculty member's "outstanding research and scholarly contributions". Dr. Sumaila's research on fisheries economics and the benefits of sustainable fisheries to society on a global scale is both important and timely in today's political climate.

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

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.