Nereus in the News – Friday, September 2

Nereus Program research was covered in a number of media outlets over the past few weeks, including in these stories:

High seas fisheries management
A paper published on August 30 co-authored by a number of Nereus Program researchers and associates looked at the effects of managing the high seas fisheries in response to climate change.

LocalXpress, in Halifax, Canada, covered the research in the story “Closing high-seas fishery would boost coastal catches, researchers say“.

CBC Radio Canada covered the story in French in this interview: “La gestion des pêches en haute mer“.

Metro newspapers covered the research with a short story and this handy infographic outlining the three scenarios studied:

Metro science infographic high seas management

Metro newspaper’s coverage of the high seas management study. Screenshot taken from Metro. Full issue.

South China Sea ecosystems and fisheries
National Geographic looked at the importance and current state of the South China Sea in its piece “One of the World’s Biggest Fisheries Is on the Verge of Collapse.” The story quotes research from a report written by OceanCanada Director Rashid Sumaila and Nereus Director of Science William Cheung.

Cheung was also interviewed by Reuters about the conflict in the story “South China Sea ruling won’t stop plundering of ecosystem, experts say“.

“I think the dispute is still posing large uncertainties to the management of resources and conservation of ecosystems in the South China Sea, after the Hague ruling,” he told Reuters.

“The PRC (People’s Republic of China) disputes the validity of the ruling. It means that cooperation between the countries bordering the South China Sea in managing the ecosystems is still challenging.”

Read more about the insecurity and political complexities of the region.

Fish migration due to climate change
Nereus Program research on fish displacement away from the equator and towards the poles and into deeper waters due to climate change was discussed in an article in Sport Fishing magazine.

Read more about this research.