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Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting

Nereus Fellow Tiff-Annie Kenny, University of Ottawa, will be attending the Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Meeting at Harvard University on April...
April 29 - April 30
Harvard University

Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans Symposium

Nereus Senior Research Fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke) will be presenting the "Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing...
May 7 - May 8

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  • Reproductive strategies and rockfish: A life history traits framework for fisheries management

    Any trip to an aquarium or seafood market reveals the incredible variety of fishes. These fishes not only differ in how they look, but in traits related to life history. Life history traits include maximum body size, longevity, age at maturity, and fecundity – the number of eggs produced. Fishes that have the same phylogeny, or evolutionary history, share similar traits. Conversely, unrelated fishes occasionally evolve similar traits independently.

  • From quiet meadows to open ocean: why seagrass meadows are important for fisheries

    A meadow under the sea? Not to be confused with seaweeds, seagrasses are land plants that have adapted to living their entire lives submerged in saltwater. They are close relatives of terrestrial grasses, seagrasses are thought to have colonized marine environments several millions of years ago. Different species of seagrass are found in tropic and temperate regions around the world from Southeast Asia to Scandinavia and all around North America. They are known as a “foundation species” because they create important habitat for a wide array of other organisms.

  • Regulating New Fisheries: Emerging Rules for Emerging Stocks

    By Richard Caddell, Nereus Program Fellow at Utrecht University

    It is increasingly evident that profound changes will be necessary to current fishing practices in order to meet future global demand for seafood. Many fisheries are already operating at or beyond their ecological and economic capacity, while climate change and associated processes are projected to have significant impacts upon the future distribution of fish stocks.