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(May 9, 2017) Women represent nearly half of the global fisheries workforce, yet their contributions to the industry remain about as visible — particularly to researchers and policymakers — as the buried clams they dig up from the seabed’s muddy bottom. Read full story here. Read More >

(March 27, 2017) The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards are the world’s preeminent ocean awards and are unique in acknowledging outstanding achievement across many sectors of society leading to the protection of our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. Read more here: http://peterbenchleyoceanawards.org/ Read More >

(November 29, 2016) The authors propose to develop national-level scenarios using a matrix framework following the concept of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, which would allow a social-ecological examination of Canada’s oceans in terms of the state of future uncertainties. Read the full article in Regional Environmental Change here: http://rdcu.be/m4Vs Read More >

(October 20, 2016) Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3179 Peter C. Chandler, Stephanie A. King and R. Ian Perry (Editors) Fisheries & Oceans Canada Institute of Ocean Sciences http://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/365564.pdf Read More >

(October 20, 2016) Professor Rashid Sumaila at the “Fisheries for the Future” talk at the 2016 Our Ocean conference. Read More >

(September 8, 2016) ST JOHN’S, August 2, 2016  — WWF-Canada is warning that forage fish are in trouble, following their new assessment of Canadian fisheries, released today in their report Food for All. These small fish are vitally important to starving predators such as whales and seabirds, as well as critical to the recovery of commercial fisheries such […] Read More >

(September 8, 2016) This article compares the law and policy frameworks for protecting marine species at risk in Australia and Canada. The sea of practical challenges is examined, including achieving listing of threatened commercial species; attaining timely and effective recovery planning; and identifying and protecting critical habitats. Read the full article in Ocean Development and International Law here: […] Read More >

(September 8, 2016) Climate change is projected to redistribute fisheries resources, resulting in tropical regions suffering decreases in seafood production. While sustainably managing marine ecosystems contributes to building climate resilience, these solutions require transformation of ocean governance. Recent studies and international initiatives suggest that conserving high seas biodiversity and fish stocks will have ecological and economic benefits; however, […] Read More >

(September 8, 2016) Shared fisheries resources in the waters of the South China Sea are crucial to the social and economic survival of coastal communities, but poor collaboration on marine resource management threatens their future, write Allison Witter and Rashid Sumaila. Read the article in Policy Forum: http://www.policyforum.net/wicked-problem-beneath-waves/ Read More >

(September 7, 2016) Climate change impacts such as rising temperatures and changes in ocean salinity, acidity and oxygen levels are expected to result in decreased catches, as previous research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries has found. In this study, the authors examined the financial impact of these projected losses for all fishing countries in 2050, […] Read More >