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Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager & Research Associate weighs in on Mexico's 2017 budget release.

Research team, including UBC zoology PhD candidate Sarah Fortune, undertook what is believed to be the first intensive effort to study bowhead whales with the use of an aerial drone in the Eastern Canadian Arctic.

New Fisheries Centre Research Report takes in-depth look the route taken by eight seahorse species as they travelled through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)’s Review of Significant Trade (RST) process.

Project Seahorse is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations.

The University Killam Professor is the highest honour UBC can bestow on a faculty member. Dr. Daniel Pauly is an internationally celebrated fisheries scientist, professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and currently the Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project.

Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked

The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) of the American Fisheries Society has named Dr. Daniel Pauly a "Legend of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management."

Strengthening governance and closing the high seas to fishing increased the resilience of coastal countries to climate change, especially in tropical countries where there is a high dependence on fisheries for food and livelihood.

Image: “Aquaculture” by Michael Chu, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
With an average growth rate of about 8.8%, aquaculture has proven to be the fastest growing agro-food sector in the world, however the industry has a bad image.

A promising new technique called DNA metabarcoding, can be used to identify specific marker genes in seal droppings.