Billions lost as illicit fisheries trade hurting nations who can afford it least
More than eight million to 14 million tonnes of unreported fish catches are traded illicitly every year, costing the legitimate market between $9 billion and $17 billion in trade each year, according to new UBC research.
Feb 26, 2020
Rapidly changing Arctic fisheries potential requires comprehensive management
The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the Canadian Arctic 37 times more fish than current annual catch amounts by the end of the century, a new study from the University of British Columbia has found.
Sep 25, 2019
The world is losing fish to eat as oceans warm, study finds
A New York Times article about the effect of climate change on the fishing industry mentioned research by Rashid Sumaila, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Oceans and Fisheries. Sumaila’s […]
Mar 8, 2019
If you don’t like eating fish, you might be a fan of global warming
Popular Science spoke to Rashid Sumaila, a professor and director of UBC’s Fisheries Economic Research Unit, about the impact of declining fish stocks on countries that rely on fish for food […]
Mar 5, 2019
Earth’s fish are disappearing because of climate change, study says
CNN mentioned a UBC study which says failure to reduce global warming could threaten the food source of millions. Rashid Sumaila, lead researcher and director of UBC’s Fisheries Economics Research […]
Mar 4, 2019
Scientists warn global warming could decimate fish supplies and fuel migration
Reuters cited a study by UBC that looked at the impact of global warming on the fishing industry. “[Global warming] can turn into a massive crisis as it could cause forced […]
Feb 28, 2019
Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 27, 2019
Managing the ocean
Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC spoke to CBC Newfoundland and Labrador about fishing subsidies, their impacts […]
Sep 20, 2018
Wait, so how much of the ocean is actually fished?
The Atlantic quoted Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC, for an article about the amount of the oceans that are affected by fishing. “Even if […]
Sep 13, 2018
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