Posts Tagged ‘UBC Fisheries Centre’

Commercial fishing boats departing from Prince Rupert, B.C. Photo by: Ngaio Hotte

Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway

Dec. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.

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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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Taking the Earth’s pulse: UBC scientists unveil a new economic and environmental index

Feb. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall ‘health’ of 150 countries around the world.

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Conservation risk highest off coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand: UBC research

Feb. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.

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Window into world’s future oceans unveiled by NF-UBC Nereus team

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

An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world’s oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict – and show through 3D visualizations – the state of life in the oceans of the future.

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UBC researchers use Google Earth to verify Mediterranean fish farming data

Feb. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth’s satellite images and University of British Columbia researchers have used them to estimate the amount of fish being cultivated in the Mediterranean.

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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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Shame and honour increase cooperation: UBC study informs future strategy for tackling global challenges

Jun. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

onour and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.

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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.

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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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