Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Pauly’

UBC researchers have used a 'fish thermometer" to gauge the impact climate change has had on the world's oceans

“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

May. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

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Map: Where Chinese Vessels Fish. Map credit: Sue-Lyn Erbeck/The Pew Charitable Trusts

Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research

Sep. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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Fins labeled primary are most commonly harvested, while fins labeled secondary are only sometimes harvested; the three common fin cuts leave varying levels of meat attached to the fin. Credit: Biery, L. and Pauly, D. (2012) A global review of species-specific shark fin to body weight ratios and relevant legislation. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03215.x

Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study

Mar. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.

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Marine predators in trouble: UBC researchers

Dec. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.

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A 3-D simulation of the ocean in 1950

UBC and The Nippon Foundation launch $13-million research program to predict the future of oceans

Dec. 5, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC researchers today launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan’s Nippon Foundation to study the future of the world’s oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources.

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Alternative animal feed part of global fisheries crisis fix: UBC study

Nov. 17, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Finding alternative feed sources for chickens, pigs and other farm animals will significantly reduce pressure on the world’s dwindling fisheries while contributing positively to climate change, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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