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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.

Daniel Pauly named UBC University Killam Professor

September 20, 2016
The University Killam Professor is the highest honour UBC can bestow on a faculty member. Dr. Daniel Pauly is an internationally celebrated fisheries scientist, professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and currently the Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project.

Future fisheries can expect $10-billion revenue loss due to climate change

September 15, 2016
Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new UBC research.

Daniel Pauly named Legend of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management

September 14, 2016
The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) of the American Fisheries Society has named Dr. Daniel Pauly a "Legend of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management."

High seas fisheries management could recoup losses due to climate change

August 30, 2016
Strengthening governance and closing the high seas to fishing increased the resilience of coastal countries to climate change, especially in tropical countries where there is a high dependence on fisheries for food and livelihood.

Can aquaculture help tackle global food security?

July 29, 2016
Is aquaculture - the farming of aquatic species - a viable and economically sustainable food security solution? With an average growth rate of about 8.8%, aquaculture has proven to be the fastest growing agro-food sector in the world, however the industry has a bad image. PhD candidate and Nereus Fellow (UBC) Muhammed Oyinlola discusses.

Harbor seal dietary insights gained through new DNA technique

July 25, 2016
A promising new technique called DNA metabarcoding, can be used to identify specific marker genes in seal droppings. This sophisticated technique indicates what types of fish - and in what quantity - are preyed on by some of the 40,000 harbor seals that make their home in the Strait of Georgia.

West Africa fisheries experts welcomed

July 22, 2016
Fisheries scientists and experts from Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Cape-Verde, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will attend a capacity-building workshop at UBC. Updates added.