IOF Annual Reports


Once again this is not an Annual Report, but a bi-annual one. For the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, much like for the entire world, 2019 was somewhat truncated as the global pandemic had our researchers working from home, cancelling fieldwork, and reorganizing their lives – both research life and other – to adapt to the new situation. 2020 was similarly affected, and as such it made sense to roll the two years in to one Report.

IOF Annual Report 2019-2020



Please note, calling this an Annual Report is a misnomer as it is actually a Report for the first four years of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

It took at least that many years for IOF to get its feet fully beneath it. When IOF was created on July 1, 2015, the Institute, while it evolved from the storied Fisheries Centre, had a new, broader mandate that spanned the natural and social sciences. It now included aquatic ecology, economics, zoology, anthropology, sociology, oceanography, marine geochemistry, microbiology, resource management, and international maritime law in its purview, and was charged with the mission of leading the way to healthy and sustainable marine and freshwater systems through excellent research, inspirational education, and innovative societal engagement. Lofty, and inspiring, goals.

IOF Annual Report 2015-2018