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  • Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine

    According to the FAO, anchovy and sardine made up 13% of global catch in 2012. These small fish are consumed by humans, marine mammals, seabirds, squid, and other fish. They are also used for aquaculture feed, industrial oil, and health supplements. “Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine” a new study in the Annual Review of Marine Science, co-authored by Nereus Alumni Rebecca Asch (Princeton University) and Ryan Rykaczewski (University of South Carolina), reviews the past, present, and future of anchovy and sardine.

  • 1.5°C Paris Agreement target could net six million tonnes of fish annually

    Meeting the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5°C will have large benefits to fisheries, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published in Science. For every degree Celsius decrease in global warming, potential fish catches could increase by more than three million tonnes per year.

  • Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change

    Fisheries Economics Research Unit (UBC) Research Associate Louise Teh, Nereus Director of Science William Cheung, and OceanCanada Director and Nereus Research Associate (Honourary) Rashid Sumaila recently had a paper (“Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change“) published in Regional Environmental Change, wherein they review existing methods of scenario analysis (preparing for future response based on multiple potential outcomes) in the marine conservation and fisheries sectors in Canada.

Eventsview all

Arctic Frontiers Conference

Nereus Fellow Richard Caddell will be presenting on “Precautionary Management and the Regulation of Future Fisheries” at the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø. The conference brings together more than 1400 representatives from academia, government, and business to discuss the challenges associated with sustainable development in the Artic.

January 22 - January 27

Small Scale Fisheries Workshop

Nereus Senior Research Fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke) will be attending a Small Scale Fisheries workshop February 7-8, 2017, at Duke...
February 7 - February 8
Duke University

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  • Top ten ocean and fisheries stories of the year on the Nereus Program website

    The ten most popular stories on the Nereus Program website in 2016, including on El Ninos, fishing subsidies, Brexit, science fiction prototyping, the TPP, salps, jellyfish fisheries, vaquita and the South China Sea.

  • In response to: A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples

    Traditionally, Indigenous people have resisted research, especially quantitative research that has fed into the imposition of discriminatory socio-economic and political policies to the detriment of Indigenous communities. However, having access to a global database that quantifies fish consumption specifically by Coastal Indigenous peoples around the world, is a critical contribution to Indigenous struggle on a number of fronts.

  • The Madingley model and questions of abstraction and scale

    Madingley is a global computational model. To a broad approximation, the Madingley model represents all (most) forms of life. It achieves this by using what’s called a functional-type representation. Species are aggregated in to broad categories that describe a select number of their properties, rather than everything about them. For some, this conceptual leap is too much. Why take a step towards representing all life, but miss the explicit inclusion of species? The answer lies in making the best of human knowledge, and balancing computational expense.