Publicationsview all

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    Dynamic ocean management can reduce fisheries bycatch

    A new Nereus Program study, funded by the Nippon Foundation, finds that dynamic ocean management, which changes in real time in response to the nature of the ocean and its users, can reduce bycatch -- fish and marine species caught accidentally while catching targeted species -- without additional costs to fishers.

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    Climate change could cut First Nations fisheries’ catch in half

    First Nations fisheries’ catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous communities along coastal British Columbia, Canada.

    “Climate change is likely to lead to declines in herring and salmon, which are among the most important species commercially, culturally, and nutritionally for First Nations,” said Lauren Weatherdon, who conducted the study when she was a UBC graduate student. “This could have large implications for communities who have been harvesting these fish and shellfish for millennia.”

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    Gabriel Reygondeau published on spatial and temporal patterns of C. finmarchicus plankton

    Gabriel Reygondeau, Nereus Fellow (UBC), has co-authored a paper entitled "Reliability of spatial and temporal patterns of C. finmarchicus inferred from the CPR survey" in the Journal of Marine Systems.

Eventsview all

Grand Challenges in Environmental and Sustainability Science and Technology conference

Thomas Froelicher, Nereus Alumnus at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, will be attending the Grand Challenges in Environmental and...
February 10 - February 11
ETH Zurich

University of South Carolina seminar

Andre Boustany, Nereus Alumnus (Duke University), will be giving a seminar at the University of South Carolina, on February 12.
February 12
Unnamed Venue

Policy Forumview all

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    COP21: Policy strategies beyond CO2 emission targets

    Based on the current trajectory of human-induced impacts on the environment, it is clear that we are pushing the oceans and marine ecosystems to unprecedented limits. Environmental changes in ocean properties have led to an array of ecological responses, from shifts in the composition of the ocean’s phytoplankton to changing distributions of fish species.

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    COP21: Where have all the fish gone? How climate change is displacing marine species.

    Climate change could affect temperatures all over the world, but what may not be immediately apparent is that climate change will affect ocean temperatures. If CO2 emission rates do not change, the average sea surface temperature is expected to increase by 2 to 3.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. This may not seem like much, but it would impact oceans in many ways, making them quite different from how they are today.

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    Ask an Expert: Will oceans be adequately discussed at COP21?

    From November 20 to December 11, leaders from more than 195 countries will meet in Paris to discuss the future of the planet. But will oceans be on the agenda?

    COP21, the “Conference of Parties”, is the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change. It is being hyped as the most important climate event since COP15 in Copenhagen, which produced the Copenhagen Accord -- a political agreement that was deemed by many to be unsuccessful. Here Yoshitaka Ota, Nereus Director (Policy), and William Cheung, Nereus Director (Science), discuss whether these negotiations will be successful, what’s at stake for the future of the world’s oceans, and what else can be done to mitigate the effects of climate change.