Despite harvesting an estimated global value of US$17.7 billion worth of fish, many catch share fisheries may be paying little or no royalties on their harvests, with countries likely foregoing this potential source of revenue.

Improvements to aquaculture production, lower prices, and changing cultural preferences expected to drive up demand for fish, seafood and seaweed, according to new research.

A new study highlights the importance of collective action to boost resilience across all aquatic food systems to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

This research, conducted by Project Seahorse, provides in-depth assessments on the gaps in global extinction risk assessments with particular focus on Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons).

Unchecked climate change may leave some Arctic predators, such as seals and whales, surviving off of marine “junk food".

The fellowship, for postdoctoral fellows, is to develop recipients’ leadership potential and is granted based on the applicant’s research excellence, the quality of their proposed research, and the match between the applicant and the strategic priorities of their academic institute.

This prestigious award is given to students based on their academic work and leadership skills.

The assessment model demonstrated that if Canadian authorities had allowed for the rebuilding of the stock of northern Atlantic cod off Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1980s, annual catches of about 200,000 tonnes could have been sustained.

“Ecology has a lot of difficult data to handle, and a big part of my research is developing new statistical methods to tackle these problems,” says Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé.