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"The problem with harmful fisheries subsidies is that although they might support job security and raise income... they undermine a renewable resource that is technically owned by everyone. Fishing can’t exist without the fish."

With an average catch of 48 million tonnes per year, and USD $77 billion in annual fishing revenue, transboundary species support critical fisheries, and require international cooperation to manage.

The Canadian courts have unambiguously recognized the right of the Indigenous fishers to fish to support their livelihoods, and we respect the rule of law and abhor the use of violence for settling disputes.

Announcing winners of Brian Jessop Graduate Award, Lawrence Edward Hassell Graduate Field Research Award, COSMOS International Graduate Travel Award, and Cecil and Kathleen Morrow Scholarship, respectively.

The Quarter Century Club honours faculty who have spent 25 years at UBC. The 25 Year Club honours staff who have achieved that same milestone.

From a training course entitled “Utilisation de la méthode CMSY pour l'évaluation des stocks ouest-africains” held in September 23-27 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.


The UBC alumnus was a leader in British Columbia's provincial fisheries agencies, adjunct professor in the IOF and its predecessor units. He will be greatly missed.

Dr. Christensen is the principal architect behind Ecopath, and the project leader and core developer of the expanded ecosystem modelling system Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE).

Ronald Sparrow was the defendant in a Supreme Court of Canada precedent, which expressly recognized aboriginal fishing rights.