Utrecht workshop: Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans

Nereus Program Principal Investigator Alex Oude Elferiink (Utrecht), Principal Investigator Erik Molenaar (Utrecht), and Fellow Richard Caddell (Utrecht) co-facilitated the workshop “Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans” on February 7 and 8. The event was hosted by the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL), Utrecht University.

Fundamentals of Structural Equation Modelling Workshop

Jessica Spijkers, Nereus Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, attended a workshop on the Fundamentals of Structural Equation Modelling at the University of Melbourne from January 30 to February 3. The workshop, organized by the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research, provided an overview of structural equation modelling (SEM) and its many applications and capabilities.

Green College seminar: Indigenous fisheries, ocean policy and human security

The Nereus Program and Green College jointly hosted its first public seminar of the year on January 19 on the topic of indigenous fisheries. Two Nereus UBC affiliates, Yoshitaka Ota (Director of Policy) and Suzanne von der Porten (Research Associate), and guest Marjo Vierros (United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies) each gave a presentation on their research on indigenous fisheries use and challenges of implementing effective policy on domestic and international scales.

OPEN POSITION: Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Modeling and Fisheries at Princeton University

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Biogeochemistry group at Princeton University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of modeling climate impacts on global fisheries. The position is part of a long-term multi-institutional effort, the Nereus Program, established in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and University of British Columbia to improve multi-decadal scale predictions of global ocean fisheries.

Arctic Frontiers Conference

Nereus Fellow Richard Caddell (Utrecht) and Chair of the Nereus Steering Committee Daniel Pauly (UBC) attended the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway, from January 22 to 27. The conference brought together more than 1400 representatives from academia, government, and business to discuss the challenges associated with sustainable development in the Arctic.

Finding economics-based solutions to sustainable fisheries: the VII Meeting of Fisheries Management Alternatives

by Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager & Research Associate

Throughout Latin America (and in much of the world), clear signs of overfishing and deteriorating fishing communities, together with decades of research and conservation efforts, are perhaps creating a turning point towards the widespread desire for policies to achieve sustainable fisheries. Each sector has a distinct set of responsibilities that they must be held to account for, even as we keep listening to and recognizing each other and the value that everyone brings.

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.