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Two UBC researchers are exploring the problem of dwindling salmon runs from opposite ends of the knowledge continuum—cutting edge genomics, and empirical evidence gathered over millennia by the Indigenous Peoples of the coast.

Penguin guano from the Galápagos is helping UBC researchers track microplastic pollution from around the globe

Trends in global aquaculture growth rates reveal that the 101 million tonnes of farmed fish intergovernmental bodies expect countries to produce by 2030 may be unrealistic.

Image: “Aquaculture” by Michael Chu, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The growth rate of seafood farming worldwide peaked in 1996 according to new UBC research, highlighting the importance of rebuilding wild fish stocks to feed future demand.

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This pragmatic geographic analysis provides managers in India with a tractable route towards regulating seahorse exports at sustainable levels.

On World Jellyfish Day, as climate change kills off competition, jellyfish numbers may rise. UBC researcher Jessica Schaub is working on increasing what we know about these marine creatures and their future.

On World Jellyfish Day, UBC researcher Florian Lüskow, who focuses on freshwater jellyfish says that existing models often poorly include, and heavily oversimplify, these gelatinous organisms.

The effects of harmful fisheries subsidies in three marine ecosystems, chosen for their importance in terms of food security, size and diversity; and three different management scenarios are examined.

Drs. William Cheung, Daniel Pauly, Andrea Reid, and Rashid Sumaila attended the Oceana Canada’s Science Symposium in Ottawa