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Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

June 17, 2016
In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers conducted over 6,000 reef surveys in 46 countries across the globe, and discovered 15 locations where there were a lot more fish on coral reefs than expected.

Falling fish catches could mean malnutrition in the developing world

June 15, 2016
Global fish catches peaked in 1996, while the Earth’s human population is expected to rise through 2050, from the current 7.3 billion to between nine and 10 billion.

Ships flagged for illegal fishing still able to get insurance

June 6, 2016
Illegal fishing is a major problem that siphons an estimated $10 to 20 billion annually from the global economy, and causes millions of tonnes of fish to disappear from the oceans.

Biological oceanographer Evgeny Pakhomov named IOF director

February 24, 2016
Pakhomov's research focuses on physical-biological interactions in the oceans, a critical field of study for predicting ecosystem response driven by climate change.

Amanda Vincent named finalist for Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation

February 11, 2016
Vincent largely put seahorse conservation on the map. Not only did she take her studies under the water and into their world, she identified a conservation concern for these tiny fish and mounted a campaign to secure their future.

30 per cent of global fish catch unreported

January 19, 2016
Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total catch.

Climate change could cut First Nations fisheries’ catch in half

January 13, 2016
The study finds that coastal First Nations communities could suffer economic losses between $6.7 and $12 million annually by 2050.

Only four per cent of the ocean is protected: IOF research

October 26, 2015
Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs).

2015 Larkin Lecture: The Future of Fisheries and Oceans Research in BC: October 29, 2015

October 21, 2015
Dr. Richard Beamish to deliver the 12th Larkin Lecture.

New data on reported and unreported marine catches now available online

July 27, 2015
The new web platform provides the first comprehensive coverage of both reported and unreported fish caught by every country in the world.