Pursuing systematic change in the fisheries sector or interested in the preservation of marine resources? Join us for this virtual book launch by author and professor Rashid Sumaila and engage in a discussion on his new book, Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries. Welcome Remarks: Arthur Bledsoe, Student, Master of Public […] Read More >

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC Science’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, as well as the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, is one of six faculty members who have been named by UBC as a University Killam Professor. The University Killam Professorship is the highest honour that […] Read More >

Interview on Radio Canada with Dyhia Belhabib, researcher at UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (in French). Read More >

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

Management and ownership by local fishing communities appears to benefit reefs Read More >

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. […] Read More >

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 […] Read More >

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. Read More >

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

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