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(November 27, 2015) 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, […] Read More >

(August 12, 2015) New thought-provoking piece published in The Conversation examines the possible future scenarios for the Arctic ecosystem. Access the full article here.   Read More >

(August 5, 2015) 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. Read More >

(July 24, 2015) 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, […] Read More >

(July 7, 2015) 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 […] Read More >

(June 22, 2015) 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 […] Read More >

(June 22, 2015) 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   Read More >

(June 3, 2015) Abstract: Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing is a key barrier for fisheries sustainability and an issue challenging fisheries managers worldwide. However, there are some innovative examples of how institutions have developed solutions to this problem. This article describes how the international community, including governments, the fishing industry, and environmental nongovernmental organizations has been able […] Read More >

(May 7, 2015) Dr. Rashid Sumaila participated in the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies The International Research Colloquium on Monday, 27 April 2015, showcasing the novel approaches to research currently used by OceanCanada and allied projects. Sumaila and other project leaders outlined key “levers” they have identified, which could turn the ocean and its fisheries from decline into […] Read More >

(March 16, 2015) Jamie Baker of The Fisheries Broadcast, CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador, interviews Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila about his recent publication in Scientific Reports. You can listen to an audio clip of their conversation by clicking on the link provided. Read More >