Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide
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.
Jun 1, 2017
Future fisheries can expect $10-billion revenue loss due to climate change
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.
Sep 7, 2016
High seas fisheries management could recoup losses due to climate change
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.
Aug 30, 2016
Ships flagged for illegal fishing still able to get insurance: UBC study
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.
Jun 6, 2016
Fish will have to find new habitats or perish if global warming is left unchecked
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.
Jul 2, 2015
High seas fishing ban could boost global catches, equality
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations.
Feb 12, 2015
Countries with poor marine safety records linked to oil spill vessels
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.
Nov 3, 2014
UBC receives $3.5M for research into Canada’s oceans, new projects
UBC researchers have received $3.5 million from the SSHRC for new projects related to oceans, language revitalization, community development and more.
Aug 27, 2014
Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries
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.
Jun 5, 2014
25 years after Exxon Valdez: Raising the flag for tanker safety
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.
Mar 21, 2014
Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.
May 30, 2013
Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway
UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.
Dec 11, 2012
Taking the Earth’s pulse: UBC scientists unveil a new economic and environmental index
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.
Feb 20, 2012