Fisheries Economics Research Unit

Oceans Running Out of Fish

Recent media coverage of research by UBC’s Institute of Oceans and Fisheries researchers, published in Nature Communications, suggests smaller catches may indicate oceans with less fish: See  here: Oceans running out of fish as undeclared catches add a third to official figures. The Ecologist. And here: Oceans are running out of fish – much faster than we thought. ZME […]

Dr. Rashid Sumaila’s research presented at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Work by OceanCanada Research Director, Dr. Rashid Sumaila presented at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland OceanCanada Research Director, Dr. Rashid Sumaila is the author of a new report titled “Trade Policy Options for Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries” presented at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The paper is part of a larger package […]

Dr. Rashid Sumaila at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium

OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila spoke at the 2015 Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi on December 15 and 16, 2015. Dr. Rashid participated in two sessions. Details and video from those sessions can be found below. Addressing Illegal Trade in Natural Resources December 15, 2015 The United […]

OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila to Speak at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium

OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila to Speak at 2015 Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila will be speaking at the 2015 Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi on December 15 and 16, 2015. system. Addressing Illegal Trade in Natural Resources 15 December 2015. WTO Rules on Farm Goods and Fish: Towards More […]

Doubly lucky: Economic impact of the English Bay bunker oil spill of April 2015

Dr. Dana Miller, postdoctoral researcher at The University of British Columbia, and OceanCanada Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila have released a working paper examining the impact of the recent oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay. The paper presents an estimation of the economic impacts of this oil spill on Metro Vancouver’s marine-related economic activities, including commercial […]

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Lam, V.W.Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Swartz, W. & Sumaila, U.R. (2012) Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in West Africa: Implications for Economic, Food and Nutritional Security. African Journal of Marine Science, 34:1, 103-117.

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