“Restricting fisheries activities to coastal waters is economically and environmentally sensible,” said Dr. Rashid Sumaila in a National Geographic article.

Rashid Sumalia
He was presented with this prestigious award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on November 29, 2017.

Indigenous and coastal communities in Canada are increasingly finding that the ocean and marine resources are off limits.

This newly released Fisheries Centre Research Report looks at the difficulties that Viet Nam experienced as they tried to implement CITES required export controls for seahorses.

“Cumberland Sound serves as a habitat for feeding and moulting,” said Sarah Fortune, a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

Research team collected water samples along Canada's coasts to examine for trace amounts of DNA shed by organisms into the surrounding environment.

Ambassador of France to Canada, Kareen Rispal, awarded Daniel Pauly the Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur.

The report, produced by the Fish Tracker Initiative in collaboration with the Sea Around Us, states that 32% of the 97 stocks targeted by fishing giants are overfished.

The research voyage focused on establishing the relationship between open ocean production and coastal fisheries off southeastern Australia.

Rashid Sumalia
The 2017 Volvo Environment Prize has been awarded to Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries for his innovative work in fisheries economics and sustainable governance of ocean resources.