Jellyfish on the rise: UBC study
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.
Apr 18, 2012
Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
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.
Mar 2, 2012
Conservation risk highest off coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand: UBC research
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.
Feb 20, 2012
Ocean acidification turns climate change winners into losers: UBC Research
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.
Feb 18, 2012
UBC researchers release estimate of “invisible workforce” in global fisheries
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.
Dec 20, 2011
Marine predators in trouble: UBC researchers
Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.
Dec 5, 2011
Global warming will reduce populations of plant-eaters: UBC research
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 […]
Oct 6, 2011
Fishing down food web leaves fewer big fish, more small fish in past century: UBC research
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.
Feb 18, 2011
Arctic fisheries catches 75 times higher than previous reports: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tonnes from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.
Feb 4, 2011
"No fish left behind" approach leaves Earth with nowhere left to fish: UBC researchers
The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systemic expansion of industrialized fisheries.
Dec 2, 2010
China tops world in catch and consumption of fish: UBC research
China leads the world in tonnage of fish caught annually as well as the amount of fish consumed, according to new research conducted by University of British Columbia scientists.
Sep 22, 2010
Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: UBC research
Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that healthier fisheries could have prevented malnourishment in nearly 20 million people in poorer countries.
Sep 14, 2010
Alternative animal feed part of global fisheries crisis fix: UBC study
Finding alternative feed sources for chickens, pigs and other farm animals will significantly reduce pressure on the world’s dwindling fisheries while contributing positively to climate change, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Nov 17, 2009
Tropical regions to be hardest hit by fisheries shifts caused by climate change: UBC research
Major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely, according to a study led by the Sea Around Us Project at UBC.
Oct 8, 2009