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Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide

Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing.

Belated contributions on the biology of fish, fisheries and features of their ecosystems

This Fisheries Centre Research Report contains mainly contributions initially written several years or even decades ago, but not formally published.

Marine conservation must consider human rights: An appeal for a code of conduct

The impacts of marine protected areas can undermine people’s rights or stop them from their livelihoods

New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs

A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events.

Apex marine predators affected by human-made pollutants and climate change

Human contaminants, exacerbated by climate change, are impacting polar bears, killer whales.

Antarctica’s biodiversity not doing as well as hoped

Experts, including IOF's Deng Palomares, debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Florida’s backyard

An awareness program focused on the preservation of this species in South Florida is underway.

Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

She will serve as the Committee's global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.

“An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” screening

The award-winning ocean conservation film will screen at UBC on April 28, 2017. RSVP REQUIRED.

William Cheung named Wall Scholar

The Wall Scholars Research Award will allow Dr. Cheung to spend one year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.