UBC Fisheries Centre
Media Release | August 27, 2014
UBC researchers have received $3.5 million from the SSHRC for new projects related to oceans, language revitalization, community development and more.
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.
Media Release | June 5, 2014
Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to research from the University of British Columbia.
April 23, 2014
UBC professor explains why the humpback whale lost its ‘threatened species’ status.
April 4, 2014
UBC’s William Cheung explains the latest IPCC climate change report and what it means for ocean ecosystems.
March 21, 2014
Flag use behaviour is one area where stronger controls could lower the risk of an oil spill like the Exxon Valdez, say researchers at UBC’s Fisheries Centre.
March 18, 2014
UBC professors are available to comment on the impact and legacy of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and how it relates to proposed pipeline projects in northern B.C.
Media Release | November 27, 2013
The European Union’s taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | November 26, 2013
Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space.
Media Release | November 13, 2013
The true potential of Peruvian anchovy lies not in fishmeal but as food for people and as part of the ocean food web, according to Canadian and Peruvian researchers.
Media Release | December 11, 2012
UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.
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
A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall ‘health’ of 150 countries around the world.
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
An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world’s oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict – and show through 3D visualizations – the state of life in the oceans of the future.
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.
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.
Shame and honour increase cooperation: UBC study informs future strategy for tackling global challenges
Media Release | June 1, 2011
onour and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
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.
Media Release | December 5, 2010
UBC researchers today launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan’s Nippon Foundation to study the future of the world’s oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources.