Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Media Release | June 1, 2017
Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing.
Media Release | May 1, 2017
A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events.
Media Release | March 31, 2017
Droplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a threat to the mammals.
Media Release | December 22, 2016
If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.
Media Release | September 7, 2016
Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new UBC research.
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 | June 6, 2016
New research from the UBC finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity.
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 | January 13, 2016
First Nations fisheries’ catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous communities along coastal B.C.
Media Release | July 2, 2015
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.
Media Release | June 30, 2015
Seafood will come from further abroad in the future and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists.
Media Release | February 12, 2015
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations.
Media Release | November 3, 2014
More than half of ships involved in the 100 largest oil spills of the past three decades were registered in states with poor marine safety records.
Media Release | October 10, 2014
Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new UBC study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.
October 2, 2014
UBC prof says we aren’t meeting our goals of protecting biodiversity.
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.
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.