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(February 4, 2020) Communities Linking Conservation and Livelihoods - Ingredients of Success" is the second animation video produced by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN). Read More >

(January 24, 2020) "Communities Linking Conservation and Livelihoods - Ingredients of Success" is the first animation video produced by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN). Read More >

(November 21, 2019) Oceana Canada has now released its third annual  Fishery Audit which reports on the state of fish stocks and tracks progress on how well the government is meeting its policy and management commitments. Read More >

(November 14, 2019) Report and interactive tool for looking at the cost of plastic pollution from The Ocean Cleanup initiative. Read More >

(October 16, 2019) Since 2012, TBTI has been conducting in-depth, transdisciplinary research and global analysis, aiming to improve knowledge and understanding of various aspects of small-scale fisheries. By allocating considerable resources to conduct research, integrate data, and synthesize findings, we have been able to publish many book volumes, special journal issues, articles, e-books and reports, all of which […] Read More >

(October 16, 2019) Originally posted at toobigtoignore.net The ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Blue Growth’ initiatives, which frame the oceans as the new economic and development frontier, have entered the international agenda over the past decade. Although some of these development agendas imply an alignment with social objectives and speak to small-scale fisheries concerns, many are oriented towards further technological […] Read More >

(October 11, 2019) Coastal Communities… At the Ready is a new film that explores how coastal communities are preparing for, and responding to, a range of climate change impacts and other hazards hitting the coast. That includes everything from hurricanes and other extreme weather, to floods and erosion, to tsunamis and oil spills. Read More >

(September 25, 2019) The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the Arctic 37 times more fish than current annual catch amounts by the end of the century, a new study from the University of British Columbia has found. But, the researchers warn, any future commercial fisheries must ensure species and ecosystem sustainability and consider the food security implications for local communities. Read More >

(September 10, 2019) Dr. Rashid Sumaila is one of seven UBC faculty members who have been named as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who […] Read More >

(June 14, 2019) Story originally posted at UBC Oceans. The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries is pleased that today’s Government of Canada announcement of new Canada Research Chairs revealed that Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila has been named as Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics (Tier 1), and Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé has been named Canada […] Read More >