Sea Around Us
Media Release | June 26, 2017
Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new research.
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 | January 19, 2016
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 .
Media Release | July 9, 2015
UBC research shows world’s monitored seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well.
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 | August 20, 2014
UBC’s Sea Around Us project has received $2.6 million (U.S.) from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
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 | 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 8, 2012
The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth’s satellite images and University of British Columbia researchers have used them to estimate the amount of fish being cultivated in the Mediterranean.