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Doubly lucky: Economic impact of the English Bay bunker oil spill of April 2015

An estimation of the economic impacts of this oil spill on Metro Vancouver’s marine-related economic activities, including commercial fishing and tourism activities.

Taking Stock and Projecting the Future of South China Sea Fisheries

Taking Stock and Projecting the Future of South China Sea Fisheries

A FERU research team released a working paper examining the current status, existing and potential threats, and plausible future scenarios of fisheries in the South China Sea.

Canada at a crossroad: The imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science

Canada at a crossroad: The imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science

A new paper authored by OceanCanada investigator Megan Bailey and team examines the divergence of federal ocean policy and management from marine science over the past decade. In particular, the paper illustrates this widening gap in the following areas: failure to fully implement the Oceans Act, alterations to habitat protections historically afforded under Canada’s Fisheries Act, […]

Temporary ban on fishing reflects how fragile Arctic ecosystem is

Temporary ban on fishing reflects how fragile Arctic ecosystem is

New thought-provoking piece published in The Conversation examines the possible future scenarios for the Arctic ecosystem. Access the full article here.  

Dr. Rashid Sumaila talks to CBC’s Early Edition

Dr. Rashid Sumaila talks to CBC’s Early Edition

Earlier this week, FERU Director, Dr. Rashid Sumaila, spoke with CBC’s Early Edition about the impact of warming oceans on British Columbia’s fish and fisheries.

Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios

Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios

New research invoving members of FERU, published in Science, evaluates and compares the risks of impacts of carbon missions under two scenarios involving marine and coastal ecosystems. Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios Abstract: The ocean moderates anthropogenic climate change at the cost of profound alterations of its physics, chemistry, […]

Vancity releases report on BC seafood prices authored by Dr. Rashid Sumaila and Dr. Vicky Lam

Out of Stock: The Impact of Climate Change on British Columbia’s Staple Seafood Supply and Prices Highlights •  Ocean physics and chemistry is being affected significantly by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, impacting key marine and coastal organisms, ecosystems and the services they provide us, including seafood. •  These impacts will occur across all latitudes, including in […]

Special Issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series

FERU research highlighted in Marine Ecology Progress Series.  Sumaila UR, Stergiou KI  INTRODUCTION: Economics of marine conservation MEPS 530:179-182 | Full text in pdf format  Bailey M, Sumaila UR  Destructive fishing and fisheries enforcement in eastern Indonesia MEPS 530:195-211 | Full text in pdf format  Cheung WWL, Sumaila UR  Economic incentives and overfishing: a bioeconomic vulnerability index MEPS 530:223-232 | Full text […]

Dr. Sumaila talks to NPR about warming oceans and tourism

Dr. Sumaila recently participated in an NPR interview. He spoke to some of the challenges facing the ecotourism industry. As whales migrate from cold to warm waters, breeding and feeding hot spots around the world experience booms and busts. The ecotourism industry needs to take efforts to promote conservation and preservation if the industry is […]

Acidification a serious threat facing the Beaufort Sea

The CBC talks to Dr. Rashid Sumaila about the threat that acidification is posing for the future of the Beaufort Sea. Fish populations are at risk, with serious social, cultural, and economic consequences for indigenous communities in Canada’s Arctic region. You can read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/beaufort-sea-s-fish-population-at-risk-due-to-acidification-study-1.3118246