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Global fish catches peaked in 1996, while the Earth’s human population is expected to rise through 2050, from the current 7.3 billion to between nine and 10 billion.

Illegal fishing is a major problem that siphons an estimated $10 to 20 billion annually from the global economy, and causes millions of tonnes of fish to disappear from the oceans.

Pakhomov is currently a professor with UBC Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and an active member of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.
Pakhomov's research focuses on physical-biological interactions in the oceans, a critical field of study for predicting ecosystem response driven by climate change.

Vincent largely put seahorse conservation on the map. Not only did she take her studies under the water and into their world, she identified a conservation concern for these tiny fish and mounted a campaign to secure their future.

Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total catch.

The study finds that coastal First Nations communities could suffer economic losses between $6.7 and $12 million annually by 2050.

The new web platform provides the first comprehensive coverage of both reported and unreported fish caught by every country in the world.

The dramatic decline is caused by an number of factors including overfishing, fishing gear entanglements, pollution, invasive predators, habitat change, and climate change.

Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.

People will not be able to enjoy the same quantity or dishes in the future