Talking Fish – Blog

Talking Fish is a marine resource economics research blog where FERU members share facts and discuss information related to their ongoing research.

(January 29, 2016) Dr. Rashid Sumaila is a prominent Fisheries Economist and UBC who is deeply interested in how economics, through integration with ecology and other disciplines, can be applied to ensure sustainable use of environmental resources. Read More >

(January 29, 2016) In many parts of the world, including Brazil, fishing is considered a male domain. The generally accepted division of labour has men going out to catch fish while women stay onshore to process, sell and do other fishing-related activities. However, looking a little deeper, we can see that this division is neither clear nor stable. Read More >

(July 15, 2014) Working Group 2 of the project Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) – A global network for Small-Scale Fisheries Research focused on the economic viability of small-scale fisheries. Read More >

(June 17, 2014) This summit witnessed some incredible commitments from global leaders that recognize the value of the world's oceans and importance of improving management of ocean resources. Read More >

(March 28, 2014) Businesses that adopt a practice of self awareness will be more prepared to adapt to new and changing values of global workers and consumers in the years and decades to come. Read More >

(March 18, 2014) Adapting to climate change can be difficult because risks are uncertain and changing; however, even when we know what actions need to be taken to address climate change, it can be challenging to motivate governments, businesses or individuals to take action. Read More >

(October 3, 2013) Data from Statistics Canada's 2011 Census and National Household Survey provide detailed insight into the value of Canadian fisheries. Read More >

(August 1, 2013) Seahorses, of all things: Further thoughts on the West African seahorse trade Read More >

(July 25, 2013) Forage fish (sardines, squids, and other fast-growing species) are the backbone of pelagic marine ecosystem, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at their price in the store. Read More >

(July 9, 2013) The workshop brought together partners, independent researchers, consultants, students and fishers from North America to discuss current issues facing small-scale fisheries, mainly in North America, in order to find possible solutions. Read More >