Posts Tagged ‘fisheries’

Ocean acidification turns climate change winners into losers: UBC Research

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn “winner” regions of fisheries and biodiversity into “losers,” according to research released today by University of British Columbia researchers.

Read More ...

UBC researchers release estimate of “invisible workforce” in global fisheries

Dec. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have released a comprehensive estimate of the number of fisheries jobs around the world – including small-scale, artisanal operations that were previously not counted in official fisheries estimates.

Read More ...

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.

Read More ...

Zooplankton. Photo by David Xiao Song.

Global warming will reduce populations of plant-eaters: UBC research

Oct. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Rising world temperatures will cause most populations of herbivores – including plant-eating fish – to decline, according to a University of British Columbia biologist. That prediction resulted from updated mathematical models that integrate fundamental biological effects of temperature with the way herbivores and plants interact. These models were combined with data from experiments using “mini-ecosystems” [...]

Read More ...

Fishing down food web leaves fewer big fish, more small fish in past century: UBC research

Feb. 18, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Predatory fish such as cod, tuna, and groupers have declined by two-thirds over the past 100 years, while small forage fish such as sardine, anchovy and capelin have more than doubled over the same period, according to UBC researchers.

Read More ...

Arctic fisheries catches 75 times higher than previous reports: UBC research

Feb. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tonnes from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.

Read More ...

“No fish left behind” approach leaves Earth with nowhere left to fish: UBC researchers

Dec. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systemic expansion of industrialized fisheries.

Read More ...

China tops world in catch and consumption of fish: UBC research

Sep. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

China leads the world in tonnage of fish caught annually as well as the amount of fish consumed, according to new research conducted by University of British Columbia scientists.

Read More ...

Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: UBC research

Sep. 14, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that healthier fisheries could have prevented malnourishment in nearly 20 million people in poorer countries.

Read More ...

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.

Read More ...

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Public Affairs
310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.822.3131
Fax: 604.822.2684
E-mail: public.affairs@ubc.ca

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia