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Fish will have to find new habitats or perish if global warming is left unchecked

July 2, 2015
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.

Seafood supply altered by climate change

June 30, 2015
The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists. These findings were released today in Japan by the Nereus program, an international research team led by […]

High seas fishing ban could boost global catches, equality

February 12, 2015
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to research from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Countries with poor marine safety records linked to oil spill vessels

November 3, 2014
More than half of ships involved in the 100 largest oil spills of the past three decades were registered in states that consistently fail to comply with international safety and environmental standards, UBC researchers have determined.

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

October 10, 2014
Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new UBC study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.