Media Release | March 21, 2017
New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world’s oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.
Media Release | August 30, 2016
Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate change.
Media Release | May 27, 2015
Researchers with UBC’s Sea Around Us project have launched a new open-source web platform that provides the first comprehensive coverage of both reported and unreported fish.
Media Release | January 31, 2014
Nine guiding principles for clean water and sustainable fisheries from a team of Canadian biologists.
Media Release | May 30, 2013
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | May 15, 2013
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
Media Release | May 15, 2013
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades…
Media Release | April 15, 2013
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
December 20, 2012
UBC fisheries scientists were involved in two of the ten best ocean stories of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine’s Surprising Science blog.
Media Release | September 30, 2012
Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | August 15, 2012
The health of the world’s oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | July 3, 2012
Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | April 18, 2012
Jellyfish are increasing in the majority of the world’s coastal ecosystems, according to the first global study of jellyfish abundance by University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | March 2, 2012
Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.
Media Release | February 20, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.
Media Release | February 18, 2012
Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn “winner” regions of fisheries and biodiversity into “losers,” according to research released today by University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | December 20, 2011
University of British Columbia researchers have released a comprehensive estimate of the number of fisheries jobs around the world – including small-scale, artisanal operations that were previously not counted in official fisheries estimates.
Media Release | December 5, 2011
Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | October 6, 2011
Rising world temperatures will cause most populations of herbivores – including plant-eating fish – to decline, according to a University of British Columbia biologist. That prediction resulted from updated mathematical […]
Media Release | February 18, 2011
Predatory fish such as cod, tuna, and groupers have declined by two-thirds over the past 100 years, while small forage fish such as sardine, anchovy and capelin have more than doubled over the same period, according to UBC researchers.