Rashid Sumaila, Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) and the UBC Fisheries Centre spoke with Radio Canada International about the economic impacts of climate change on global oceans and fisheries on November 21, 2011. The interview highlights the results of a new study by Sumaila et. al., Climate change impacts on the biophysics […] Read More >

Below is a short video that looks to be a mashup of clips from around the web including one of Dr. Sumaila. Watch below or click through to the YouTube clip. Read More >

Dr. Sumaila appears in a video with several notable celebrities including Leonardo Dicaprio and Prince Charles. In this video concerning the health of the earth’s oceans and climate change Dr. Sumaila says: Scientists have predicted: every second breath of humans depends on the oceans. So the oceans are central to our livelihoods and our survival […] Read More >

For many people, thoughts of fisheries brings to mind images of industrial fleets with sophisticated boats and gear. However, another side of fishing that is rarely seen in many parts of the world is the focus of work by Eny Buchary who is a current PhD candidate working with Dr. Tony Pitcher of the Policy […] Read More >

A short new video posted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on video sharing site YouTube is an excellent quick introduction to fisheries subsidies and why it is an important issue. Watch for appearances by Dr. Sumaila at 1:22, 2:37, and 2:59 in the video below. Key concepts excerpted from the video are: “almost […] Read More >

Although this is an older (2007) video, it is worthy of mention since Dr. Sumaila expands a little further on the impact of subsidies in the high seas, difficulties associated with removing subsidies, and mentions an estimate of total subsidies to the world’s fisheries from Sumaila et al. (2006) — more than USD $30 billion. […] Read More >

Dr. Sumaila has long been a vocal critic of the established practice of subsidizing fisheries around the globe. This video focuses on the Ghanaian economy, however, the idea that fishery subsidies negatively affect global fish stocks can be extrapolated to many, if not all, other regions. ———————————————— Source: YouTube Video Read More >