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(February 28, 2022) The Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries would like to welcome Dr. Ilyass Dahmouni. Dr. Dahmouni is a holder of two master degrees, in environmental and natural resources economics from the Toulouse School of Economics; and in public policy from the Paris Sorbonne university. He received his PhD degree […] Read More >

(February 14, 2022) 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 >

(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 >

(May 4, 2021) This webinar included presentations from FERU’s Anna Schuhbauer and Daniel Skerritt. Originally posted at earthjournalism.net. Many governments around the world provide subsidies to their countries’ fishing fleets. These are usually promoted as efforts to help small-scale fishers, but often end up subsidizing over-fishing and even the plundering of other countries’ fish stocks. Global treaty negotiations, […] 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 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 […] 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 >