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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.

Open Water Research Station contributes a decade of discoveries

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.

Daniel Pauly awarded the 2016 Albert Ier Grand Medal in the Science category

This prestigious prize is given to great names of the marine world by the Oceanographic Institute (Monaco). Dr. Pauly is a world-renowned leader in the fields of fish biology, fisheries science and biodiversity research.

Global marine fisheries catches declining by 1.2 million metric tons every year

The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, released by IOF's Sea Around Us project, looks at global catches, country-by-country, and explores the consequences of this decline, food security, and the steps that can be taken to ease the situation.

Opinion: Mexico needs to rethink environmental protection budget cuts, prioritize ecologically-sustainable human development

Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager & Research Associate weighs in on Mexico's 2017 budget release.

Aerial drone offers insights into bowhead whale behaviour

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

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.

Project Seahorse is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations.