(May 4, 2021) This webinar included presentations from FERU’s Anna Schuhbauer and Daniel Skerritt. Originally posted at 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 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 >

(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 […] Read More >

(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. Read More >

(February 4, 2020) Training workshop: Transdisciplinarity in Fisheries & Ocean Sustainability Read More >