Posts Tagged ‘Sea Around Us Project’

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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The Ocean Health Index is the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health (Map credit: Halpern, et al, Nature)

Global ocean health gets passing grade: UBC researchers

Aug. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The health of the world’s oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC fisheries economist Rashid Sumaila says global fisheries could be worth five times as much if steps were taken to rebuild them. (Photo: Martin Dee, UBC)

How to make global fisheries worth five times more: UBC research

Jul. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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