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Andrew Trites and David Rosen go to Ottawa

They addressed Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending captivity of whales and dolphins), in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

“Whale breath” reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

Bacteria including salmonella and fungi such as penicillium were found in the whales.

HERRING PEOPLE: An Arts-Based Initiative

This event combined art and science to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries.

Fish evolve by playing it safe

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

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

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

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

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

Rashid Sumaila wins UBC’s Killam Faculty Research Prize

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.