Dr. William Cheung was awarded the Prix d’ Excellence Award by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) for his important contributions in marine sciences at the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) on September 18, 2017. Dr. Cheung is an Associate Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC and […]
This is an extract from Dr. Natalie Ban’s presentation to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
This is an extract from Dr. Rashid Sumaila’s presentation to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
A handful of countries are putting fish stocks at risk by exploiting the riches of the high seas, but conservationists are working on a scheme to stop them By James Randerson IT IS one of the planet’s last true wildernesses, yet a handful of the world’s wealthiest nations are plundering its riches to satisfy the […]
Dr. Rashid Sumaila has been appointed as a Hokkaido University Ambassador. He will hold this appointment from 2016-2019.
The Federal Court of Canada will hear a legal challenge in early 2017 that could overturn the rules protecting the independance of this region’s in-shore fishery.
This article compares the law and policy frameworks for protecting marine species at risk in Australia and Canada. The sea of practical challenges is examined, including achieving listing of threatened commercial species; attaining timely and effective recovery planning; and identifying and protecting critical habitats. Read the full article in Ocean Development and International Law here: […]
Shared fisheries resources in the waters of the South China Sea are crucial to the social and economic survival of coastal communities, but poor collaboration on marine resource management threatens their future, write Allison Witter and Rashid Sumaila.
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. Climate change impacts such as rising temperatures and changes in ocean salinity, acidity and oxygen levels are […]
Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate change, new UBC research finds. “Many important fish stocks live in both the high seas and coastal waters. Effective management of high […]