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Oceana: Untraceable: The Consequences of Canada’s Poorly Regulated Supply Chain
November 16, 2020
Article and report originally published at Oceana.ca Seafood is one of the most highly traded food commodities in the world. In Canada, a lack of transparency in seafood supply chains is masking hidden costs – to the economy, our fisheries sector, ocean health and global human rights. Global illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is […]
Sofar: Mitigating Climate Change: It Starts With Better Ocean Data
November 12, 2020
Climate change, which describes long-term changes to temperature and typical weather, is accelerating at an alarming pace—and the impacts are hard to ignore. Let’s take a look at some changes to our ocean.
Study results show fishing access is a barrier for BC harvesters
November 9, 2020
BC coastal communities rely on fishing to support their livelihoods, culture, and food security. However, increased pressure on resources and unfair regulations have put the many values gained from fishing — that Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters, business owners, and coastal communities depend on — at risk. One of the most significant and growing challenges they face are the barriers to access and benefit from available marine resources.
Highlights and policy implications of new economic report: “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications”
July 8, 2020
This is a collection of highlights from the press release. Find the full report here. The independent report “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications” represents the most comprehensive global assessment of the financial and economic impacts of protected areas ever completed. Based on work from over 100 experts, the […]
COVID-19 is a chance to end harmful fishing subsidies. Here’s why we must take it
May 19, 2020
Discussions are raging on where and how governments should apply stimulus for their post-COVID-19 economic recovery plans. Will they, for example, support economic sectors which we know are causing irreversible damage to the environment and the natural world, such as the fossil fuels sector? Or are the recovery plans a unique chance to finally bring our production and consumption patterns in line with environmental imperatives and commitments to sustainable development?
Dr. Rashid Sumaila finalist for Ocean Awards 2020
March 31, 2020
Now in it’s fifth year, the Ocean Awards continue to recognise and reward those that share our commitment to fixing the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in our oceans. Without the complex marine biodiversity provided by our oceans, you wouldn’t be here – and neither would your yacht. 71 per cent of the […]
Paper Invitation to Special Issue: “Ocean Conservation and Pollution in an Era of Blue Economy”
March 10, 2020
We welcome contributions from ocean scientists, marine ecotoxicologists, coastal and civil engineers, environmental engineers, oceanographers, social scientists and maritime anthropologists, environmental and fisheries economists in academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations that aim to highlight scientific advancements, new knowledge, and solution-oriented research within this Special Issue.
Call for applications: TD workshop, May 20-23 in Shizuoka, Japan
February 4, 2020
Training workshop: Transdisciplinarity in Fisheries & Ocean Sustainability
Call for contribution: Special session on marine indigenous tenures at IMCC6
February 4, 2020
Deadline: February 17, 2020. Challenges for marine indigenous tenures around the world and their global contribution to conservation
Community Conservation Research Network announces its 2nd Animation Video
February 4, 2020
Communities Linking Conservation and Livelihoods – Ingredients of Success” is the second animation video produced by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN).