Ocean fish farming in tropics and sub-tropics most impacted by climate change: UBC study
Diners may soon find more farmed oysters and fewer Atlantic salmon on their plates as climate change warms Canada’s Pacific coast.
Feb 11, 2020
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
Ocean Shock: Big aquaculture bulldozes Borneo
William Cheung, director of science at the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus Program, was quoted in a Malay Mail article about global aquaculture. “If you ask me what is […]
Nov 1, 2018
Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than others
Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
Sep 26, 2017
Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.
Aug 21, 2017
Climate change jaw dropper: Great white shark could one day prowl B.C. waters
Great white sharks could one day be swimming in British Columbia waters, according to William Cheung, associate professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC.
Jul 25, 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
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
Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade
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.
Oct 10, 2014
The toll of climate change on our oceans
UBC’s William Cheung explains the latest IPCC climate change report and what it means for ocean ecosystems.
Apr 4, 2014
‘Fish thermometer’ reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades…
May 15, 2013
“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
May 15, 2013