(April 17, 2012) May 15 and 16, 2012 Michael Smith Laboratories, Room 102 University of British Columbia 2185 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Conference hosted by the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre and Departments of Mathematics and Economics Click here for a conference poster and to view the conference agenda. Presentation slides available for download: Dr. […] Read More >

(April 2, 2012) Dr. Rashid Sumaila, FERU Director, is in Nairobi this week to participate in an expert summit on the Right to Food. The summit, which occurs on April 4 and 5, 2012, will focus on finding solutions to strengthen the protection of the right to food in the region. Dr. Sumaila will be speaking about the […] Read More >

(November 7, 2011) FERU Director Rashid Sumaila will be presenting his analysis of the ecological and economic deficits of nations at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC. Linking data from the Global Footprint Network ( and the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Sumalia will provide data and analysis about ecological and economic deficits and reveal a simple “ecolonomic […] Read More >

(November 2, 2011) FERU Director Rashid Sumaila will be one of the speakers at the World Oceans Summit held in Singapore on 22-24 February, 2012. For more information,visit the World Oceans Summit website. Read More >

(March 11, 2011) Friday, February 18, 2011: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM 207B (Washington Convention Center ) Global climate change is altering the physical and chemical conditions of the ocean. This in turn affects marine ecosystems in ways that ultimately exacts a toll on fisheries and human well-being. To ensure sustainable marine fisheries well into the future, we need to […] Read More >

(March 11, 2011) INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCEAN, GREEN SHIPPING AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Apr 28-29, 2011 Location: Institut Oceanographique de Paris 195 Rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris OBJECTIVES: Interdisciplinary in nature, the symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on the policy and strategic implications of growing integration between four systems of central importance for the sustainable development of […] Read More >

(January 30, 2009) May 31 - June 3, 2009: United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) Conference 2009 Symposium. Symposium Abstract: Modern fisheries constitute a quintessential ecological-economic problem, wherein 60 years of "rational" management has led to unimaginable erosion of fish stocks along with their habitats, food webs, and ecosystems. Unless fishing behaviors are altered, we face an unprecedented, global collapse of a critical source of protein for an increasing human population. In this symposium, we expose the pathologies of current practices, and explore approaches that will restore, revive, and sustain ecosystem support for fisheries. Read More >

(April 21, 2008) While planning for the Global Ocean Economics Project began as early as December 2007, the project picked up speed in spring of 2008 when a group of nineteen biologists, economists, and students took part in a three-day planning workshop. The event which was scheduled for April 21-22, 2008 was important in laying the foundation, theoretic and practical, for the future of the project. Read More >

(July 10, 2006) July 10-12, 2006: 6th Meeting on Game Theory and Practice Dedicated to Development, Natural Resources and the Environment – hosted by IAMZ-CIHEAM (Zaragoza, Spain) Read More >

(June 15, 2006) June 15, 2006: Lenfest Ocean Program Rebuilding Depleted Fish Populations: Progress, problems and financial impacts – Congressional (Hill) Briefing by Rashid Sumaila and Andrew Rosenberg Read More >