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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.

Daniel Pauly named UBC University Killam Professor

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

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

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