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A recent UBC-led study found that socioeconomic and governance conditions such as national stability, corruption and human rights greatly affect the ability to achieve a Blue Economy.

The University of Kerala’s Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries awarded this honour for his notable contributions to fisheries science.

Looking for predators that ate salmon, an Indigenous biologist suggested looking at heron. Discarded tags proved Pacific great blue herons could be scooping up as many as 3-6% of all juvenile salmon.

The paper, written in 1999 by Dr. Curtis Suttle (UBC) and Dr. Steven Wilhelm (University of Tennessee), is honoured for leading to a "fundamental shift in research focus and interpretation."

In August 2020, Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU) researchers set sail to determine whether there are enough chinook salmon to support southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea.

Understanding the needs of bowheads is a crucial first step taken to learn how they will respond to climate change.

"We learned that the water and sediments are polluted with microplastics. The global ocean is basically a dump. We need to change our behaviours, our preferences and our consumption.”

Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator.

UBC researchers set out to determine who was eating juvenile salmon, and when and where it was occurring by capturing and tracking harbour seals that carried cell-phone-like devices that recorded everything and everywhere the seals went.

Zooplankton communities are profoundly shaped by BC's complicated coastlines, creating a mosaic of foraging conditions for the juvenile salmon that depend on them for sustenance.