Since 2012, TBTI has been conducting in-depth, transdisciplinary research and global analysis, aiming to improve knowledge and understanding of various aspects of small-scale fisheries. By allocating considerable resources to conduct research, integrate data, and synthesize findings, we have been able to publish many book volumes, special journal issues, articles, e-books and reports, all of which […]
Originally posted at toobigtoignore.net The ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Blue Growth’ initiatives, which frame the oceans as the new economic and development frontier, have entered the international agenda over the past decade. Although some of these development agendas imply an alignment with social objectives and speak to small-scale fisheries concerns, many are oriented towards further technological […]
Coastal Communities… At the Ready is a new film that explores how coastal communities are preparing for, and responding to, a range of climate change impacts and other hazards hitting the coast. That includes everything from hurricanes and other extreme weather, to floods and erosion, to tsunamis and oil spills.
The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the 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. But, the researchers warn, any future commercial fisheries must ensure species and ecosystem sustainability and consider the food security implications for local communities.
Dr. Rashid Sumaila is one of seven UBC faculty members who have been named as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who […]
A new report titled “The Thriving Coastal Communities Initiative: Towards an action research agenda focused on well-being in coastal communities in British Columbia” has been produced in a group effort between T.Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation and OceanCanada‘s Dr. Nathan Bennett, as well as a large team of collaborators. Support for convening the initial meeting at […]
OCEANCANADA NEWS Rashid Sumaila Named Canada Research Chair Rashid has been named Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics. The Canada Research Chair Program, supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, provides funding to support academic research and training excellence. Congratulations, Rashid! Read more here. Sarah Harper Wins Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize […]
Originally posted at UBC Oceans. IOF and IRES student Sarah Harper has won the inaugural Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability. This prize was been made available through an endowment established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila, upon being named the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate. The prize is for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed […]
Story originally posted at UBC Oceans. The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries is pleased that today’s Government of Canada announcement of new Canada Research Chairs revealed that Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila has been named as Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics (Tier 1), and Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé has been named Canada […]
OCEANCANADA NEWS Beyond Climate Ian Mauro has been touring and continues to tour the film he directed Beyond Climate with narrator David Suzuki. Several showings followed by Q & A sessions have been held in various locations. He and David Suzuki will be in attendance at a showing at the Congress of the Humanities and […]