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Insurance industry unknowingly supports illegal fishing, UBC researchers say

Insurance industry unknowingly supports illegal fishing, UBC researchers say

Study recommends insurers consult lists of illegal, unreported, unregulated boats before granting coverage

Why some coral reefs thrive as others die off

Why some coral reefs thrive as others die off

Management and ownership by local fishing communities appears to benefit reefs

Ten per cent of world could face malnutrition as fish stocks tumble

Ten per cent of world could face malnutrition as fish stocks tumble

More than 10 per cent of the world’s population could face malnutrition within the next few decades due to falling fish catches, warns a new study. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia and Harvard and published Wednesday in Nature, combines data on fish populations and nutritional needs around the world. […]

Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health

Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health

15 June 2016 Christopher Golden and colleagues calculate that declining numbers of marine fish will spell more malnutrition in many developing nations. How will the 10 billion people expected to be living on Earth by 2050 obtain sufficient and nutritious food? This is one of the greatest challenges humanity faces. Global food systems must supply […]

One-Fifth of the Global Population Risks Malnutrition As Fish Stocks Decline

One-Fifth of the Global Population Risks Malnutrition As Fish Stocks Decline

Coral reefs are under tremendous pressure from climate change, ocean acidification, and overfishing. A growing number are bleached a deathly white. This year has seen the worst global coral bleaching event since 1998.

Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Fishmarket, April 2014

Oceans Running Out of Fish

A study published by UBC’s IOF researchers, in Nature Communications, suggests smaller catches may indicate oceans with less fish.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila’s research presented at 2016 World Economic Forum

Dr. Rashid Sumaila’s research presented at 2016 World Economic Forum

Dr. Rashid Sumaila is the author of a new report titled “Trade Policy Options for Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries”.

Interview with Dr. Rashid Sumaila

Interview with Dr. Rashid Sumaila

Dr. Rashid Sumaila is a prominent Fisheries Economist and UBC who is deeply interested in how economics, through integration with ecology and other disciplines, can be applied to ensure sustainable use of environmental resources.

Dona Vera. Photo By Laura Honda

How many women fish in Brazil?

In many parts of the world, including Brazil, fishing is considered a male domain. The generally accepted division of labour has men going out to catch fish while women stay onshore to process, sell and do other fishing-related activities. However, looking a little deeper, we can see that this division is neither clear nor stable.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium

Dr. Rashid Sumaila at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium

Dr. Sumaila discussed illegal trade in natural resources, and WTO rules on farm goods and fish.