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4th International Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Ocean Acidification Impacts and Economic Valuation

Nereus Program Manager and Research Associate Vicky Lam will be attending the 4th International Workshop on Bridging the Gap between...
October 15 - October 17
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Mexican Fisheries Society & AFS Mexican Chapter Meeting

From October 18 - 20, Nereus Progrm Manager & Research Associate Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (UBC) will be attending the Mexican Chapter...
October 18 - October 20
La Paz

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  • Overfishing & overpopulation: Too many fishers chasing too few fish?

    By Julia Mason, Nereus Program fellow at Stanford University

    There’s a tendency among conservation scientists to attribute the world’s environmental crises to the growing global population. Fisheries science is no exception—the issue of overfishing is often condensed to one of “too many fishers chasing too few fish,” leading to inevitable fisheries declines.

  • In Pursuit of Parrotfish: Fieldwork in Antigua and Barbuda

    By Julia Mason, Nereus Fellow at Stanford University

    I got to spend a few weeks this August doing my very favorite activity: playing field assistant for a friend in a beautiful place. The closest I get to fieldwork for my own research is interviewing fishermen—fun and exciting in its own way, but it’s still a treat to put on my ecologist hat (or rather, mask) and jump in the water.

  • Understanding how marine species use the high seas: The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system

    By Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Nereus Program Fellow at Duke University

    Due to their wide-ranging swimming behaviors, migratory fish, marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle species experience a variety, and an increasing amount, of anthropogenic pressures over the course of their lives. These threats, including climate change, overfishing, and marine pollution, combined with conservation strategies that largely fail to consider spatial connectivity over the life cycle, are resulting in declining populations worldwide.