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Ten million tonnes of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks

Almost 10% of the world’s total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management.

Illegal foreign fishing and lack of reporting threaten Sierra Leone’s fisheries sector

The study estimates that more than 42,000 tonnes of fish were caught illegally in 2015 alone.

For Canada’s 150th anniversary, fisheries scientists want concrete action

In an essay in the new book, REFLECTIONS OF CANADA, fisheries scientists Daniel Pauly, Rashid Sumaila and William Cheung mark a roadmap of what can be done to rebuild Canada's fish stocks.

Marine Mammal Skeleton Exhibit

Showcasing the whale, dolphin and sea lion skeletons on display in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) building

Mimi E. Lam wins Conservation Beacon Award

Awarded for her pioneering of an ethical approach to the conservation of marine resources, both natural and cultural, through interdisciplinary research and community engagement at the science-policy interface.

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.