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Oceana: Small fish, big influence: the case for rebuilding capelin

Find the report here. Executive Summary The foundation of Canada’s blue economy is our wild fish populations. Forage fish – the small, schooling fish like herring, capelin and shrimp that feed larger predators – are vital contributors to wild fisheries in Canada. They are targeted directly in fisheries and contribute indirectly as prey to other commercially […]

TBTI: Call for contributions for a book on Canadian SSF

Originally article originally posted at Too Big To Ignore. ‘Thinking Big about Small-Scale Fisheries in Canada’ This e-book calls for research and perspectives on small-scale fisheries in Canada. We seek overviews, stories, and insights about actions local fisheries and fishing communities are taking to sustain themselves while dealing with changes. The United Nations General Assembly […]

Rashid Sumaila named University Killam Professor

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC Science’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, as well as the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, is one of six faculty members who have been named by UBC as a University Killam Professor. The University Killam Professorship is the highest honour that […]

Oceana: Untraceable: The Consequences of Canada’s Poorly Regulated Supply Chain

Article and report originally published at Oceana.ca Seafood is one of the most highly traded food commodities in the world. In Canada, a lack of transparency in seafood supply chains is masking hidden costs – to the economy, our fisheries sector, ocean health and global human rights. Global illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is […]

Study results show fishing access is a barrier for BC harvesters

BC coastal communities rely on fishing to support their livelihoods, culture, and food security. However, increased pressure on resources and unfair regulations have put the many values gained from fishing — that Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters, business owners, and coastal communities depend on — at risk. One of the most significant and growing challenges they face are the barriers to access and benefit from available marine resources.

Highlights and policy implications of new economic report: “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications”

This is a collection of highlights from the press release. Find the full report here. The independent report “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications” represents the most comprehensive global assessment of the financial and economic impacts of protected areas ever completed. Based on work from over 100 experts, the […]

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