National Data and Integrated Scenarios

The National Data and Integrated Scenarios (NDIS) Working Group, based at the University of British Columbia, is compiling secondary data to create a user-friendly searchable research database. This database will house important social, cultural, governance, economic and environmental data and we envision that it will help researchers more easily assess and monitor trends related to the health of Canada’s three coastal-ocean environments. Through our work with scenario modelling, we are mapping the potential pathways to human and environmental sustainability within Canada’s coastal-ocean regions and appraising their associated opportunities and risks.

In addition to our formal SSHRC partners, the Nereus and Sea Around Us programs at the University of British Columbia are informal associates of the NDIS Working Group.

Activities 2019-2020


NDIS continues to align new and on-going work with the Changing Oceans Cross-cutting Theme. The initiatives carried out by NDIS for this period include:

  1. Transboundary fisheries governance between USA and Canada under changing oceans.
    NDIS continued its collaboration with the Law and Policy WG to evaluate how changing fish stocks distributions and abundance that are shared between USA and Canada would challenge existing international treaties and agreements between the two countries. We planned and worked towards a set of papers for a special issue in a peer-review journal, and had held a session in the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBER) Open Science conference in June 2019 on this topic. This research includes PIs from the two WGs as well as postdocs (2 in Dal) and a PhD student (1 in UBC).
  2. Development of Canadian Oceans Scenario and Pathway.
    We continue to develop the Canadian Oceans Scenario and Pathway in collaboration with members from the Pacific and Atlantic WGs. A draft manuscript describing multi-scale scenarios for Canadian oceans is to be developed by June 2019, and will also form part of the Changing Oceans chapter in the OceanCanada book.
  3. OceanCanada book.
    NDIS members are contributing to the Changing Oceans chapter of the OceanCanada book.

Activities 2018-2019


NDIS continues to align new and on-going work with the Changing Oceans Cross-cutting Theme. The initiatives carried out by NDIS for this period include:

  1. Transboundary fisheries governance between USA and Canada under changing oceans.
    NDIS continued its collaboration with the Law and Policy WG to evaluate how changing fish stocks distributions and abundance that are shared between USA and Canada would challenge existing international treaties and agreements between the two countries. We planned and worked towards a set of papers for a special issue in a peer-review journal, and will hold a session in the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBER) Open Science conference in June 2019 on this topic. This work was presented at the OceanCanada conference in Halifax in August 2018. This research includes PIs from the two WGs as well as postdocs (2 in Dalhousie) and a PhD student (1 in UBC).
  2. Development of Canadian Oceans Scenario and Pathway.
    We continue to develop the Canadian Oceans Scenario and Pathway in collaboration with members from the Pacific and Atlantic WGs. A draft manuscript describing multi-scale scenarios for Canadian oceans is to be developed by June 2019, and will also form part of the Changing Oceans chapter in the OceanCanada book.
  3. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) report.
    NDIS member Nadja Steiner coordinated the drafting of a chapter for the new AMAP report to which members of the NDIS in UBC (and other OCP WGs) contributed. The chapter linked biophysical changes in Canadian Arctic oceans with social-economic impact assessment and implications for laws and policies. This chapter, considered a main output of the Changing Ocean CCT, was published in 2018.

Activities 2017-2018

NDIS is continuing work on scenario development, Canadian Oceans Scenario and Pathway, and held a workshop in January 2018 where members of all WGs and CCT leads attended to move this important component of OceanCanada work forward. The WG plans to have a first draft of a manuscript based on this work by late summer 2018. It is also continuing the study of the socio-economic implications of rebuilding Canada’s overfished fish stocks in collaboration with OceanCanada partner, Oceana-Canada. NDIS held a workshop with various stakeholders, with a strong representation from First Nations representatives, where it identified depleted fish stocks to be studied from both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A third effort by NDIS is the ongoing work on a special issue of Ecology and Society. This work is a key example of a cross-cutting study on the ecological, economic, policy and legal implications on several of Canada’s transboundary management arrangements in regards to changing oceans as sea surface temperatures rise. NDIS is also contributing to the ongoing Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) report with the contribution, “On Arctic multi-scale ocean acidification scenarios and projections.” A first draft of a paper on the values derived from Canada’s oceans has been completed and is being revised.

Activities 2016-2017


The National Data and Integrated Scenario Working Group (NDIS) took stock of the available datasets on Canada’s three oceans and developed the first version of the OCP database, as well as a global database of aboriginal fisheries and an innovative fuzzy logic algorithm to synthesize available data (both quantitative and qualitative) to assess the status and trends of Canadian oceans. We identified indicators and extracted relevant data to assess the status of Canada’s three oceans in relation to the Aichi Targets on the conservation of biodiversity. In addition, we undertook two literature reviews: one on the application of scenario analysis to study potential future states of Canada’s oceans, and social, cultural and economic impacts on communities that depend on them; and the second on potential implications of marine pollutants for the health of coastal ecosystems and communities in Canada. We developed national scale scenario storylines for Canadian ocean-related sectors, and adapted simulation models to make projections under climate change and ocean acidification. Moreover, in collaboration with DFO, we will contribute to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program to assess the socio-economic impacts of ocean acidification in the Canadian Arctic. We led the writing of a policy paper suggesting actions for the Canadian government to take to support the sustainability of Canadian coastal communities and the oceans that support them. We are also working closely with the OceanCanada Cross Cutting Themes to study the ecological, economic, policy and legal implications of the increase in sea surface temperatures on several of Canada’s transboundary management arrangements.

Activities 2015-2016


The NDIS Working Group was involved in a number of initiatives in 2015/2016:

  1. Taking stock of the available datasets on Canada’s three oceans and developing a first version of the OCP database;
  2. Discussing with other WGs on developing an OCP platform for sharing and archiving data;
  3. Publishing a policy paper in Marine Policy suggesting actions that can be taken by the Canadian federal government to support the sustainability of Canadian coastal communities and the oceans that support them;
  4. Developing a global database of aboriginal fisheries (manuscript submitted to PloS One);
  5. Developing an innovative fuzzy logic algorithm to synthesize available data (both quantitative and qualitative) to assess the status and trends of Canada’s oceans;
  6. Identifying and extracting data for indicators to assess the status of Canada’s oceans in relation to the Aichi Targets on the conservation of biodiversity;
  7. Reviewing the literature on the application of scenario analysis to study potential future states of Canada’s oceans, and the situations of the communities that depend on them socially, culturally and economically (manuscript submitted to Regional Environmental Change);
  8. Adapting simulation models to make projections for the future of Canada’s oceans under climate change and ocean acidification;
  9. In collaboration with Mitac and the Vancouver Aquarium, reviewing the literature on the potential implications of marine pollutants to the health of coastal ecosystems and communities in Canada;
  10. Studying the Bella Bella herring fishery to determine its economic and social contributions to different groups, in particular, women;
  11. Initiating the establishment of a set of indicators to evaluate the social and economic contribution of Canada’s oceans to the wellbeing of coastal communities;
  12. Continuing to work on the contributions of small scale vs. large scale fisheries in BC;
  13. Initiating a collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to contribute to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program that assesses the socio-economic impacts of ocean acidification on the Canadian Arctic.

Investigators


William Cheung (Co-Lead), University of British Columbia
Rashid Sumaila (Co-Lead), University of British Columbia
Megan Bailey, Dalhousie University
Nathan Bendriem, University of British Columbia
Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, University of British Columbia
Robert Parker, University of British Columbia
Nadja Steiner, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Dr. William Cheung: National Data and Integrated Scenarios Working Group Co-Lead

Highly Qualified Personnel

Juan José Alava
Assessing and modelling climate – pollutant interactions in marine food webs in the Pacific and coastal British Columbia, Canada.
Tim Cashion
Working on the Fish Tracker Initiative to link investors to sustainable and unsustainable fisheries practices.
Sarah Harper
Understanding the Pacific herring economy in Bella Bella with a focus on the contributions by women.
Carie Hoover
Identifying and selecting marine indicators for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Canadian Arctic.
Isaac Jonas
Sustainability Fisheries Insurance Fund (SIF)
Juliano Palacios Abrantes
Transboundary fisheries management in changing North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: taking stock, future scenarios
Travis Tai
Biophysical responses of climate change and ocean acidification, and subsequent effects on fisheries profit and communities.
Nicholas Talloni-Alvarez
Examining the potential benefits from meeting the Paris Agreement warming target for marine fisheries and seafood supply in Canada.
Louise Teh
Developing scenarios to investigate the future of Canada’s oceans.
Lydia Teh
The contribution of Canada’s ocean to human well-being.


Publications


Title
Estimating Global Catches of Marine Recreational Fisheries
Illicit trade in marine fish catch and its effects on ecosystems and people worldwide
Closing the high seas to fisheries: Possible impacts on aquaculture
Projecting global mariculture diversity under climate change
Subsidizing extinction?
Supporting early career researchers: insights from interdisciplinary marine scientists
Input versus output controls as instruments for fisheries management with a focus on Mediterranean fisheries
Escaping the perfect storm of simultaneous climate change impacts on agriculture and marine fisheries
Conservation, contraception and controversy: Supporting human rights to enable sustainable fisheries in Madagascar
Ecosystem-based management can contribute to cooperation in transboundary fisheries: The case of pacific sardine
Updated estimates and analysis of global fisheries subsidies
Busting myths that hinder an agreement to end harmful fisheries subsidies.
Using harmonized historical catch data to infer the expansion of global tuna fisheries
Eight urgent, fundamental and simultaneous steps needed to restore ocean health, and the consequences for humanity and the planet of inaction or delay
No fear of bankruptcy: the innate self-subsidizing forces in recreational fishing
Fisheries subsidies wreck ecosystems, don’t bring them back
Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and coastal waters: safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries.
A review of the fate of southern British Columbia coho salmon over time.
A vision for documenting and sharing knowledge in conservation.
Impacts of the changing ocean-sea ice system on the key forage fish Arctic cod (Boreogadus Saida) and subsistence fisheries in the Western Canadian Arctic: evaluating linked climate, ecosystem and economic (CEE) models.
Fishery subsidies: the interaction between science and policy.
Climate change impact on Canada’s Pacific marine ecosystem: the current state of knowledge.
Climate change: impact on marine ecosystems and world fisheries.
Fishing-effort response dynamics in fisheries for short-lived invertebrates.
The fisheries of Africa: exploitation, policy, and maritime security trends.
Benefits of the Paris Agreement to ocean life, economies, and people
A carding system as an approach to increasing the economic risk of engaging in IUU fishing?
Threats and vision for the conservation of Galápagos birds.
Insights on fostering the emergence of robust conservation actions from Zimbabwe’s CAMPFIRE program.
Illicit trade in the marine resources of West Africa
Economic potential of the Brazilian marine recreational fishery.
Comparative valuation of fisheries in Asian Large Marine Ecosystems with emphasis on the East China Sea and South China Sea LMEs.
Unraveling the blue paradox: incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure. 
Establishing company level fishing revenue and profit losses from fisheries: A bottom-up approach
Modern slavery and the race to fish.
Impacts of anthropogenic and natural “extreme events” on global fisheries
Role of communities in fisheries management: “one would first need to imagine it.”
Estimating fishers’ net income in small-scale fisheries: minimum wage or average wage?
The economic impact of global change on fishing and non-fishing households in the Tonle Sap ecosystem, Pursat, Cambodia
Enhancing climate change research with open science
Shared stocks and fisheries subsidies disciplines: definitions, catches, and revenues.
Untangling a Gordian Knot that must not be cut: Social-ecological systems research for management of Southern Benguela fisheries
Projected amplification of food web bioaccumulation of MeHg and PCBs under climate change in the Northeastern Pacific
Opportunities for climate‐risk reduction through effective fisheries management
A fuzzy logic expert system for evaluating policy progress towards sustainability goals.
Global estimation of areas with suitable environmental conditions for mariculture species
Historical baselines of coral cover on tropical reefs as estimated by expert opinion.
The future of fishes and fisheries in the changing oceans
Integrating diverse objectives for sustainable fisheries in Canada
The economics of fishing the high seas
Visions for nature and nature’s contributions to people for the 21st century.
Subsidies reduce marine fisheries wealth.
A simple application of bioeconomics to fisheries subsidies.
Searching for a compromise between biological and economic demands to protect vulnerable habitats.
Preparing ocean governance for species on the move.
Curiosity, interdisciplinarity, and giving back.
Climate change impacts on marine biodiversity, fisheries and society in the Arabian Gulf.
Can we meet the Target? Status and future trends for fisheries sustainability.
Assessing real progress towards effective ocean protection.
A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: Fish-MIP v1.0
Doubly lucky: economic impact of the English Bay bunker oil spill of April 2015.
Climate change, marine ecosystems and global fisheries.
Regional variability in the sensitivity of Caribbean reef fish assemblages to ocean warming.
Who brings in the fish? The relative contribution of small-scale and industrial fisheries to food security in Southeast Asia.
Investments to reverse biodiversity loss are economically beneficial
Ex-vessel fish price database: disaggregating prices for low-priced species from reduction fisheries.
Coastal and Indigenous community access to marine resources and the ocean: a policy imperative for Canada.
Determining the degree of ‘small-scaleness’ using fisheries in British Columbia as an example.
When bad gets worse: corruption and fisheries.
Massive Chinese fleet jeopardizes threatened shark species around the Galápagos Marine Reserve and waters off Ecuador: implications for national and international fisheries policy. (Editorial)
Using fuzzy logic to determine the vulnerability of marine species to climate change.
Small-scale fisheries and subsidies disciplines: definitions, catches, revenues, and subsidies.
Does trade openness reduce a domestic fisheries catch?
Future marine ecosystem drivers, biodiversity, and fisheries maximum catch potential in Pacific Island countries and territories under climate change.
Sound physiological knowledge and principles in modeling shrinking of fishes under climate change.
Global change in the trophic functioning of marine food webs.
Adaptation strategies to climate change in marine systems
Fukushima-derived radioactivity measurements in Pacific salmon and soil samples collected in British Columbia, Canada
From shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) to oceanic system pathways (OSPs): building policy-relevant scenarios for global oceanic ecosystems and fisheries.
Global mismatch between fishing dependency and larval supply from marine reserves.
Coral reefs management and decision making tools.
War, fish, and foreign fleets: the marine fisheries catches of Sierra Leone 1950–2015.
A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals.
Conservation and the right to fish: International conservation NGOs and the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries.
Committing to socially responsible seafood.
Mitigating cetacean bycatch in coastal Ecuador: governance challenges for small-scale fisheries.
Impacts of climate change on marine and inland fishes and fisheries. (Editorial)
Adaptive capacity: from assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems.
How subsidies affect the economic viability of small-scale fisheries.
Solutions to blue carbon emissions: shrimp cultivation, mangrove deforestation and climate change in coastal Bangladesh.
Global seafood trade flows and developing economies: insights from linking trade and production.
Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change.
Fisheries and the world.
Tropical pinnipeds: bio-ecology, threats and conservation.
Climate change-contaminant interactions in marine food webs: towards a conceptual framework.
Contributions by women to fisheries economies: insights from five maritime countries
Economic challenges to the generalization of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture: an empirical comparative study on kelp monoculture and kelp-mollusk polyculture in Weihai, China.
Trade and sustainable fisheries.
On governance in fisheries in Senegal: from top-down control to co-management.
Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity.
Pipelines imperil Canada’s ecosystem.
Having it all: can fisheries buybacks achieve capacity, economic, ecological, and social objectives?
Impact of high seas closure on food security in low income fish dependent countries.
Corporate concentration and processor control: insights from the salmon and herring fisheries in British Columbia.
Large benefits to marine fisheries of meeting the 1.5°C global warming target.
Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China.
Transboundary fisheries management in the Amazon: assessing current policies for the management of the ornamental silver arawana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum).
Searching for market-based sustainability pathways: challenges and opportunities for seafood certification programs in Japan.
Overcoming principal-agent problems to improve cooperative governance of internationally shared fisheries.
Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change.
Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change.
Spatial differentiation of marine eutrophication damage indicators based on species density.
What is at stake? Status and threats to South China Sea marine fisheries.
Participation and resistance: alternative seafood marketing in a neoliberal era.
Estimating the ecological, economic and social impacts of ocean acidification and warming on UK fisheries.
Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change.
Transform high seas management to build climate resilience in marine seafood supply.
The continued importance of the hunter for future Inuit food security.
Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps.
Oceans, fisheries and the trade system.
Observed and projected impacts of climate change on marine fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, and human health: an update.
Data from: Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps.
Spring conditions and habitat use of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) during arrival to the Mackenzie River Estuary.
Global fisheries subsidies: an updated estimate.
Fishing for the future: an overview of challenges and opportunities.
Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change.
Projected scenarios for coastal First Nations’ fisheries catch potential under climate change: Management challenges and opportunities
Trade policy options for sustainable oceans and fisheries.
Global trade in fish and fishery products: an overview.
Taking stock and projecting the future of South China Sea fisheries.
Uncertainties in projecting climate change impacts in marine ecosystems.
Boom or bust: the future of fish in the South China Sea.
Canada at a crossroad: the imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science.
Out of stock: the impact of climate change on British Columbia’s staple seafood supply and prices.
Trends in global shared fisheries.
Economics of marine conservation.
Economic incentives and overfishing: a bioeconomic vulnerability index.
Eco²: a simple index of economic-ecological deficits.
Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios.
Observed trends and climate projections affecting marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic.
Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing.
Projecting future changes in distributions of pelagic fish species of Northeast Pacific shelf seas.

Presentations

YearPresented byPresentation TitleLocation
2019Sumaila, UR.Ending harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020: exploring the impacts of fisheries subsidies and potential reform. Our Ocean 2019.Oslo, Norway
2019Cheung, WWL.Unwrapping the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC.Vancouver, BC
2019Sumaila, UR.2020 vision: how a successful conclusion of fisheries subsidies negotiations can demonstrate that the WTO is adapting to a changing world. Panel at the WTO Public Forum 2019, Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World.Geneva, Switzerland
2019Sumaila, UR.Mejores subsidies para combater la pesca illegal y cumplir con los Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Keynote at Navegando entre datos: innovación para salvar los océanos. Oceana Mexico. 
Mexico City, Mexico
2019Cisneros-Montemayor, AA blue economy: achieving a socially equitable marine industrial revolution. Policy in Practice, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC.Vancouver, BC
2019Sumaila, UR.Subsidies, sustainability and multilateralism: working towards an ambitious agreement on fisheries subsidies at the WTO. Pew Charitable Trusts.Puerto Varas, Chile
2019Sumaila, UR.Interdisciplinary ocean and fisheries economics with examples from the trenches. 2019 World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling, GERAD Group for Research in Decision Analysis.Montreal, QC.
2019Sumaila, UR.The current landscape of marine fisheries and fisheries subsidies around the world. WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: Implications for West Africa.Dakar, Senegal.
2019Sumaila, UR.Sustainably harvested and productive ocean. Panel member, UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, 1st Global Planning Meeting.Denmark, Copenhagen.
2019Sumaila, UR.So, resource governance priorities change over time. What are the key considerations nowadays? Utopia or Dystopia – What is the Future of Natural Resource Governance? RAW Talks, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.Vancouver, BC.
2019Sumaila, UR.MPAs as retirement and insurance policies. Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Risk and Climate Change, Wild Oceans and Republic of South Africa Environmental Affairs.Durban, South Africa.
2019Sumaila, UR.Is there a pathway to a sustainable ocean’s economy? MP Joyce Murray’s series Breakfast Connections.Vancouver, BC.
2019Teh, LSL.Economic and social research in small-scale fisheries. Universiti Malaya.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019Cashion, Tim; Noack, Frederik; Sumaila, Rashid.Seafood watch recommendations effect on US ex-vessel prices. Frontiers and Futures for Fish, NAAFE Forum 2019.Cashion, Tim; Noack, Frederik; Sumaila, Rashid.Halifax, NS.
2019Sumaila, UR.What would you tell WHITE HOUSE on Oceans; how would you prepare for it? UNEP Nairobi Convention, WIO Regional Science to Policy Workshop.Mauritius.
2019Sumaila, UR.Why Africa should be at the forefront of the fight to eliminate harmful subsidies at the WTO; WIOMSA 11th Scientific Symposium.Mauritius.
2019Sumaila, UR.Ecosystem services at the core of a sustainable blue economy. Blue Economy in a Healthy Ocean; Government of Catalonia.Barcelona, Spain.
2019Sumaila, UR.Fisheries world-wide. Learning from the past, imagining the future. MARE X: People and the Sea.Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2019Sumaila, UR.So, resource governance priorities change over time. What are the key considerations nowadays? Utopia or dystopia – what is the future of natural resource governance? RAW Talks, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.Vancouver, B.C.
2019Sumaila, UR.Towards an Inclusive Blue Economy. (video)Perth, Australia.
2019Cashion, T.Dispelling the myths of farmed fish. Beer Battered Fish n’ Chips Seminar, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC.Vancouver, B.C.
2019Harper, S.Who owns fishing licences in BC? Biodiversity Legendary Internal Seminar Series (BLISS), Biodiversity Research Centre, UBC.Vancouver, B.C.
2019Sumaila, UR.Illicit trade in the marine resources of West Africa. University of GhanaAccra, Ghana.
2019Sumaila, UR.Interdisciplinary collaborative ocean economics research with examples from the "ocean trenches." Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), Scripps Institution of Oceanography 6th Annual Knowlton-Jackson Distinguished Speaker Lecture Event.San Diego, CA.
2018Tortell, P.IOF Seminar: A new generation of ocean observing approaches to link plankton dynamics to fisheries science and management.Vancouver, B.C.
2018Sumaila, UR.Bevan Series, School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of WashingtonSeattle, USA
2018Sumaila, UR.The conservation and fair sharing of ocean and fishery resources: Contributions from fisheries economics. Plenary speaker at the 2018 Student Conference on Conservation Science. Cambridge UniversityCambridge, United Kingdom.
2018Sumaila, UR.Doomsday analysis - the economic, social, and food security outcomes of IUU fishing. APEC Experts Workshop on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated FishingSingapore.
2018Sumaila, UR.Ecology Seminar, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of San DiegoLa Jolla, U.S.A.
2018Sumaila, UR.Effect of plastic in the ocean. European Young Leaders SummitWarsaw, Poland.
2018Sumaila, UR.Fish, ocean oxygen depletion and the food security of current and future generations. Ocean Deoxygenation: Drivers and Consequences, Past, Present, Future Kiel, Germany.
2018Sumaila, UR.Helping to sustain the global ocean. Vancouver Fishackathon keynote addressVancouver, B.C.
2018Sumaila, UR.Managing the seas for people & nature.St John's, N.L.
2018Sumaila, UR.The Oceans are Our lives. Countdown to 2020: How Far Has the EU Come in Ending Overfishing?Brussels, Belgium.
2018Sumaila, UR.The Oceans are Our lives. Seminar presentation to Members of the European Parliament and the EU commissioner for the Environment and Fisheries.Brussels, Belgium.
2018Sumaila, UR.The oceans are too large to ignore. Ocean Luminaries event, American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, U.S.A.
2018Sumaila, UR.The role of climate change, fisheries subsidies and large scale high seas protection on the conservation and fair sharing of the global ocean. Martec 18. International Conference on Advances in Marine Technologies Applied to Discard Mitigation and ManagementGalicia, Spain.
2018Sumaila, UR.Seminar “The future of fishes and fisheries under climate change", State Oceanic InstituteXiamen, China.
2018Sumaila, UR.Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean. UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Seminar SeriesVancouver, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Symposium on Law Enforcement and Science: Restoring Filipino Fisheries.Quezon City, The Philippines.
2018Sumaila, UR.Turn the high seas into a fish bank for the world? Paper presented at: Nature Vancouver, Vancouver Natural History Society-Marine Biology Section.Vancouver, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Ways to ensure a future for fisheries. B.C. Young Fishermen's Gathering.Steveston, B. C.
2018Sumaila, UR.Workshop in ocean priorities, National Geographic SocietyWashington D.C., U.S.A.
2018Sumaila, UR.Case analysis on sustainable fishery. Paper presented at: 2018 Blue Pioneer Program. Duke Kunshan UniversityKunshan, China.
2018Sumaila, UR.The conservation and fair sharing of ocean and fishery resources: contributions from fisheries economics. Plenary talk presented at: Student Conference on Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of CambridgeCambridge, UK.
2018Sumaila, UR.Doomsday analysis - the economic, social, and food security outcomes of IUU fishing. Paper presented at: APEC Experts Workshop on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated FishingSingapore.
2018Sumaila, UR.Environmental issues in the South China Sea. Panel member at: 8th Annual South China Sea ConferenceWashington, DC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Helping to sustain the global ocean. Vancouver FishackathonVancouver, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Marine plastic pollution in a circular perspective. Member of policy session at: World Congress of Environmental and Resource EconomistsGothenburg, Sweden.
2018Sumaila, UR.MPAs are like retirement accounts: leakages undermine them. Paper presented at: 5th International Marine Conservation CongressKuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
2018Sumaila, UR.The oceans are our lives. Paper presented at: Countdown to 2020: How Far Has the EU Come in Ending Overfishing? Brussels, Belgium.
2018Sumaila, UR.The role of climate change, fisheries subsidies and large scale high seas protection on the conservation and fair sharing of the global ocean. Keynote address at: Martec 18. International Conference on Advances in Marine Technologies Applied to Discard Mitigation and ManagementGalicia, Spain.
2018Sumaila, UR.Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean. Paper presented at: UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Seminar SeriesVancouver, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Turn the high seas into a fish bank for the world? Paper presented at: Nature Vancouver, Vancouver Natural History Society-Marine Biology Section. Vancouver, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.Ways to ensure a future for fisheries. Paper presented at: BC Young Fishermen’s GatheringSteveston, BC.
2018Sumaila, UR.We need the ocean more than the ocean needs us. Paper presented at: International Symposium on Blue Economy and Marine Conservation, Duke Kunshan UniversityKunshan, China.
2018Sumaila U.R.; Seitzinger S; Lopez-Correa C.How can Canada’s three oceans be part of the solution in addressing climate change challenges? Panel presentation at: Peter Wall Institute; University of British ColumbiaVancouver; Canada.
2018Sumaila U.R.; Svensson L; Rolfe J.Setting the scene: how plastic pollution is affecting ocean health. Panel at: Ocean SummitNewport; RI.
2017Cheung, W.The future of Canadian fisheries under multiple human drivers. Coastal Watersheds in the Anthropocene: Understanding Rapid Change and Implication for People and Ecosystems Waterloo, ON.
2017Cheung, W.Vulnerability and risk of impacts of flatfishes to climate change. 10thFlatfish Symposium Saint-Malo, France.
2017Cheunpagdee, R.A transdisciplinary perspective on change. Coastal Watersheds in the Anthropocene: Understanding Rapid Change and Implication for People and EcosystemsUniversity of Waterloo, ON.
2017Cisneros-Montemayor, A; Munro, G; Sanjurjo, E; Hernandez Trejo, V; Sumaila, URStrategies and rationale for fishery subsidy reform. North American Association of Fisheries Economists ForumLa Paz, Mexico.
2017Saunders, P; Engler, C; VanderZwaag, D; Koubrak, O; Cheung, W; Palacios-Abrantes, J; Sumaila, URTitle of panel: Transboundary Fisheries Management in Changing North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: Taking Stock, Future Scenarios Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017Saunders, P; Engler, C; VanderZwaag, D; Koubrak, O; Cheung, W; Palacios-Abrantes, J; Sumaila, URAre transboundary fisheries management arrangements in the North Atlantic and Pacific seaworthy in changing oceans? (VanderZwaag and Koubrak) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017Saunders, P; Engler, C; VanderZwaag, D; Koubrak, O; Cheung, W; Palacios-Abrantes, J; Sumaila, URChanging oceans and the economics of transboundary fisheries management of major fisheries of Canada and the United States. (Sumaila) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017Saunders, P; Engler, C; VanderZwaag, D; Koubrak, O; Cheung, W; Palacios-Abrantes, J; Sumaila, URCurrent state and future scenarios for transboundary fisheries management in changing oceans: gauging the biological tides. (Cheung and Palacios- Abrantes) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017Saunders, P; Engler, C; VanderZwaag, D; Koubrak, O; Cheung, W; Palacios-Abrantes, J; Sumaila, URThe international law and policy seascape for managing shifting species and ecosystems. (Saunders and Engler) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2017Schuhbauer, A; Cisneros-Montemayor, A; Sumaila, UREconomic viability of small- compared to large-scale fisheries using Mexico as an example. North American Association of Fisheries Economists ForumLa Paz, Mexico.
2017Steiner, N.Multi-stressor impacts on subsistence fisheries in the western arctic bioregion – regional climate modelling and eco-physiology. Inuvialuit Game Council Meeting Whitehorse, YT.
2017Steiner, N; Azetsu-Scott, K; Cheung, W; Cisneros-Montemayor, A; Drost, H; Hoover, C; Miller, L; Sumaila, U.R; Suprenand, P; Sou, T; Tai, T; VanderZwaag, D.Impacts of Arctic Ocean acidification and other climate change impacts on subsistence fisheries in the Beaufort Sea and Canadian Arctic archipelago. Inuvik Fisheries Joint Management Board MeetingWinnipeg, MB
2017Steiner, N; Azetsu-Scott, K; Cheung, W; Cisneros-Montemayor, A; Drost, H; Hoover, C; Miller, L; Sumaila, U.R; Suprenand, P; Sou, T; Tai, T; VanderZwaag, D.2016 Inuvialuit Game Council MeetingWhitehorse, YT
2017Steiner, N; Azetsu-Scott, K; Cheung, W; Cisneros-Montemayor, A; Drost, H; Hoover, C; Miller, L; Sumaila, U.R; Suprenand, P; Sou, T; Tai, T; VanderZwaag, D.2016 Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme Meeting and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Arctic Ocean Acidification WorkshopHelsinki, Finland.
2017Sumaila, URAssessment of marine protected areas for restoring ocean health, improving fisheries management, and supporting a sustainable blue economy. Workshop at Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Puerto Varas, Chile.
2017Sumaila, URCan we save the oceans from ourselves? Session panelist at World Conference of Science Journalists San Francisco, CA.
2017Sumaila, URClimate change, fish, and people in Africa. Climate change and marine fisheries in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa, World Bank Conference Cape Town, South Africa.
2017Sumaila, URCurrent state of fisheries in the South China Sea. Workshop on Environmental Issues and Fisheries Cooperation in the South China Sea, Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC.
2017Sumaila, URDesigning effective and appropriate special and differential treatment. Knowledge-Sharing Seminar on Fisheries Subsidies, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva, Switzerland.
2017Sumaila, URThe economic benefits and impacts of sustaining the global ocean. The Role of Oceans in Earth’s Life Support System, 3rd GEO Blue Planet Symposium College Park, MD.
2017Sumaila, UREconomic benefits from no-take marine reserves. The Malta Declaration: assessing real progress towards effective ocean protection (Our Ocean side event)Malta.
2017Sumaila, UREffective high seas management is necessary for the sustainability of the global ocean. Fisheries Access Workshop Seattle, WA.
2017Sumaila, UREffects of climate change in the Pacific and policy/legal response options. Session at Pacific Judicial Council 2017 Environmental Law and Science ConferenceGuam.
2017Sumaila, URFisheries subsidies: why should you care about them? North American Association of Fisheries Economists Forum La Paz, Mexico.
2017Sumaila, URFishing in troubled waters: geopolitics and resource security. Member of session presentation at: 10th International Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Forum London, UK.
2017Sumaila, URImprove high seas fisheries management and increase economic, social and ecological benefits for our oceans. Our Ocean Our Future. High Seas Alliance and Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting Side Event New York, NY.
2017Sumaila, URIncorporating the gender dimension in marine conservation. Roundtable at Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Puerto Varas, Chile.
2017Sumaila, URIncrease transparency in fisheries subsidies in support of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. Fisheries Economics and Social Science, Fisheries Science for Future Generations, The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science Tokyo, Japan.
2017Sumaila, UR"Lost" First Nations fisheries: some economic insights. Transforming Fisheries: Respecting Indigenous Governance and Management, First Nations Fisheries Council Victoria, BC.
2017Sumaila, URThe Oceans Act's Marine Protected Areas. Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans Ottawa, ON.
2017Sumaila, URSubsidies: small versus large-scale fisheries subsidies. Workshop on improving our knowledge on small-scale fisheries: data needs and methodologies. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Rome, Italy.
2017Sumaila, URSustainability of the global ocean. The Oceans: Protecting an International Resource, 2017 International Affairs Conference Star Island, NH.
2017Sumaila, URWays to ensure future for fisheries. BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering Victoria, BC.
2017Sumaila, URWhat is sustainability under the global warming? Sustainability and Ecology Seminar Talks Sapporo, Japan.
2017Sumaila, URWhat the science says on climate change: projected effects in the Pacific Islands. Session at Pacific Judicial Council 2017 Environmental Law and Science ConferenceGuam.
2017Sumaila, URWhen are subsidies harmful? Workshop at Beyond 2020: supporting Europe's coastal communities Tallinn, Estonia.
2017Sumaila, U.R; Karousakis, K; Martini, R.Towards a sustainable blue future: fiscal incentives to achieve SDG 14. The UN Ocean Conference New York, NY.
2017Sumaila, U.R; Koroilavesau, S; Morgan, C; Tipping, ABuilding disciplines on fisheries subsidies: progress and prospects. The UN Ocean Conference.New York, NY.
2017Sumaila, U.R; Tun, K; Waterman, S.Future of the oceans. Commonwealth Science ConferenceSingapore.
2017Teh, LCL.Indigenous people database. Workshop on improving our knowledge on small-scale fisheries: data needs and methodologies. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.Rome, Italy.
2017Westlund, L; Cheunpagdee, R.What do we mean by small-scale fisheries? Workshop on improving our knowledge on small-scale fisheries: data needs and methodologies. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Rome, Italy.
2016Alava, JJ.Exploring the impact of climate change on the bioaccumulation of chemical pollutants in a marine food web from the northeastern Pacific: an EwE model approach. Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Seminar Series (UBC)Vancouver, BC.
2016Cisneros-Montemayor, A.Trends in Canadian marine research: current state and information gaps. DFO State of the Pacific Ocean MeetingNanaimo, BC.
2016Hoover, C; Grandmaisson, V; Paulic, J; MacPhee, S; Loseto L.Regional indicators for marine monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Poster at Beluga SummitInuvik, NWT.
2016Hoover, C; Loseto, L.Ecological indicators to support marine monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Fisheries Joint Management CommitteeWinnipeg, MB.
2016Hoover, C; Loseto, L; MacPhee, S; Hynes, K; Simpson, B; Wojciech, W; Ostertag, S; Pearce TEcosystem assessment in the Canadian Beaufort Sea: modelling past changes and developing future indicators. Poster at OceanCanadaPartnership ConferenceVancouver, BC.
2016Hoover, C; MacMillan, K; MacPhee S; Loseto, L.Regional indicators for marine monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. ArcticNet ConferenceWinnipeg, MB.
2016Hoover, C; MacPhee, S; Hynes, K; MacMillan K; Loseto, L.Regional indicators for marine monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Inuvialuit Game Council; Whitehorse, YT; also presented at: Beaufort Sea Partnership at annual meeting; Inuvik, NWT.
2016Hoover, C; MacPhee, S; Walkusz, W; Loseto, L.Understanding the Beaufort Sea food web and changes over time. Poster at Beluga SummitInuvik, NWT.
2016Hoover, C; MacPhee, S; Walkusz, W; Pitcher, T; Loseto, L; Pakhomov, E.Impacts of fisheries and climate change on polar marine ecosystems: comparing the Beaufort Sea shelf with the Antarctic peninsula marine ecosystem using ecopath with ecosim models. New Challenges in a Changing Ocean, ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production SymposiumBergen, Norway
2016Steiner, N.Climate change impacts on Arctic marine ecosystems. Climate Change Seminar Series, University of VictoriaVictoria, BC.
2016Steiner, N; Azetsu-Scott, K; Cheung, W; Cisneros-Montemayor; A; Drost H; Hoover, C; Miller, L; Sumaila, U.R; Suprenand, P; Sou, T; Tai, T.Linking climate change effects on marine ecosystems to socio-economic impacts in the Canadian Arctic: AMAP-OceanCanada Case Study. Beaufort Sea Ocean Canada ConferenceVancouver, BC.
2016Steiner, N; Sou, T; Christian, J; Swart, N; Lee, W; Riche, O.Regional climate modelling of the Arctic Ocean ecosystem: linking to local scales. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society ConferenceFredericton, NB.
2016Sumaila, URBiodiversity, resilience and sustainability. 3rd Science for Biodiversity Forum. Mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being: contributions from science Cancún, Mexico.
2016Sumaila, URClimate change impacts on the economics and management of world fisheries. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Symposium, Smart Climate Information and Accountable Action: Achieving Sustainable Food Security in a Changing World Piura, Peru.
2016Sumaila, URHow is climate change likely to impact the systems that sustain fisheries? Environment and Oceanic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the National Geographic Society. Is the Paris Agreement Good News for the Ocean? Washington, DC.
2016Sumaila, URParticipation at public forum hosted by Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour and members of Pacific Caucus on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project and an evidence-based discussion on Canada’s energy future Burnaby, BC.
2016Sumaila, URScientific consensus on MPA financing and MPA financing: why invest in MPAs? 10X20 Initiative Conference on MPAs Rome, Italy.
2016Sumaila, URSea Around Us workshop funded through the MAVA Foundation. Lecture to West African researchers Vancouver, BC.
2016Sumaila, URA simple application of bioeconomics to fisheries subsidies. Fisheries and Aquaculture Bioeconomics Symposium Mérida, Mexico.
2015Cheung, W.Impacts of global change on upwelling ecosystems and fisheries. IMBIZO IV Marine and Human SystemsTrieste, Italy.
2015Cheung, W.The IPCC and its assessment on oceans and fisheries. Management of marine ecosystems under climate change symposiumTokyo, Japan.
2015Cheung, W.Oceans system under climate change. ICES-PICES workshop: Strategic Initiate on Climate Change Impacts on Marine EcosystemsSeattle, WA.
2015Cheung, W.Responses of marine ecosystems to climate change and ocean acidification. Our Common Future under Climate ChangeParis, France.
2015Cheung, W.Transform high seas management to build climate resilience in marine seafood supply. ICES-PICES Third International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s OceansSantos, Brazil.
2015Steiner, N.Arctic Ocean acidification. MEOPAR Ocean Acidification Expert ForumVictoria, BC.
2015Steiner, N.Marine biogeochemistry in the Arctic. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual ConferenceWhistler, BC.
2015Sumaila, URBenefits of managing ocean living resources sustainably. Our Oceans Conference Valparaiso, Chile.
2015Sumaila, URBoom or bust: the future of fish in the South China Sea. Press conference Hong Kong, China.
2015Sumaila, URConnecting ocean science and policy @ the regional level. Pew Marine Fellows San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2015Sumaila, URConservation economics: close the high seas to boost global catch, equality. Global Ocean Legacy San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2015Sumaila, URDiminishing fish stocks diminishing fortunes from the SCS. Royal Geographical Society of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China.
2015Sumaila, URE15 policy options on oceans and fisheries. Trade and Development Symposim at the WTO Ministerial Meeting Nairobi, Kenya.
2015Sumaila, URThe economics of high seas fisheries: what do we know and what do we need to know? High Sea Symposium Oxford, UK.
2015Sumaila, URExamples from the "ocean trenches". Liu Institute Seminar on Large-scale Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Vancouver, BC.
2015Sumaila, URFisheries subsidies provisions in Environment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Congressional BriefingWashington DC.
2015Sumaila, URGlobal biodiversity outlook: OceanCanada Partnership marine scenario analysis. UNESCO-IPBES Scenarios Workshop Toyko, Japan.
2015Sumaila, URMarine resources: an environmental and resource economics perspective. UNEP’s International Resource Panel Paris, France.
2015Sumaila, URThe quest for ocean sustainability: a new role for the high seas? AAAS Annual Meeting San Jose, CA.
2015Sumaila, URSocial license and marine biodiversity. Royal Society of Canada Symposium Victoria, BC.
2015Sumaila, URSocioeconomic benefits of LME valuation in context of climate change. PIRATA-PREFACE-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference Cape Town, South Africa.
2015Sumaila, URSpaceship earth: fellow travelers steer towards living sustainably with the ocean. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Research Colloquium Vancouver, BC.
2015Sumaila, URStop diminishing fish stocks to improve fortunes from Asia’s waters. Credit Suisse Seminar Hong Kong, China.
2015Sumaila, URA story about community based ocean research. UBC CBR Telling Stories Series, Museum of Anthropology Vancouver, BC.
2015Sumaila, URSubsidies, sustainability and inequality among fishers. Board of Directors of Oceana Valparaiso, Chile.
2015Sumaila, URSubsidies weaken the sustainability of global fisheries while increasing inequality among fishers. UNCTAD and ComSec AHEM Meeting on Trade in Sustainable Fisheries Geneva, Switzerland.
2015Sumaila, URThe sustainability of the global ocean. Vancouver Aquarium Public Lecture Vancouver, BC.
2015Sumaila, URSustaining ocean fisheries: a resource economics perspective. Ocean Wise 10th Anniversary: From Fish to Foodies Vancouver, BC.
2015Sumaila, URWhy value the socioeconomic benefits of large marine ecosystem? UFRN Natal, Brazil.

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