(June 29, 2023) The Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries would like to welcome Ema Fatima. Originally from India, her early life was spent in a landlocked state, situated close to the eastern Himalayan range. During her undergraduate studies in a coastal city that they were first introduced to marine-related subjects […] Read More >

(January 14, 2022) Russell is currently based in Vancouver, working at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in the Economic Analysis and Statistics team where he supports socio-economic assessments and produces economic advice for proposed and existing policies and programs that impact fishers and fishing dependent communities. He recently finished a Masters in Food and Resource Economics, […] Read More >

(January 11, 2022) The Fisheries Economic Research Unit and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries is pleased to welcome Visiting Research Student Fawzia Muhammed Zuka. Fawzia is a 2021-2022 Study in Canada scholar, sponsored by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). She is currently a PhD candidate at the Africa Centre […] Read More >

(November 9, 2021) Nearly 400 ocean experts from around the world, led by FERU members including Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila, Dr. Anna Schuhbauer, and Dr. Daniel Skerritt presented a letter to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 5 November, calling on the world’s governments to agree on new global rules to curb harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO’s upcoming 12th […] Read More >

(January 14, 2021) 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 >

(November 16, 2020) Article and report originally published at 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 […] Read More >

(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. Read More >

(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. Read More >

(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 […] Read More >

(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? Read More >