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  • From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna: how climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems

    Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can be caught there, but a new study by Nereus Program researchers finds that this relationship is not so straightforward

  • 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.

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  • Stocka, C. A., Johna, J. G., Rykaczewskib, R. R., Aschd, R. G., Cheung, W. W. L., Dunnea, J. P., Friedland, K. D., Lam, V. W. Y., Sarmientod, J. L., Watson, R. A. , 2017, Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity, Biodiversity, Policy, Fisheries Management, PNAS, doi:10.1073, link
  • Swartza, W., Schiller, L., U. Sumaila, R., Ota, Y., 2017, Searching for market-based sustainability pathways: Challenges and opportunities for seafood certification programs in Japan, Fisheries Management, Food Security, Economics, Marine Policy, 76, 185-191, link
  • Checkley D., Asch R., Rykaczewski R., 2017, Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine, Climate Change, Marine Ecosystem, Annual Review of Marine Science, Volume 9, link
  • Cheung, W. W. L., Reygondeau, G., Frolicher, T. L., 2016, Large benefits to marine fisheries of meeting the 1.5°C global warming target, Climate Change, Fisheries, Science, 354: 6319, 1591-1594, link
  • Petrik, C. M., Duffy-Anderson, J. T., Castruccio, F., Curchitser, E. N., Danielson, S. L., Hedstrom, K., Mueter, F., 2016, Modelled connectivity between Walleye Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) spawning and age-0 nursery areas in warm and cold years with implications for juvenile survival, Marine Habitat, Fisheries, ICES Journal fo Marine Sciences, 73(7), 1890-1900, link
  • Wedding, L. M., Maxwell, S. M., Hyrenbach, D., Dunn, D. C., Roberts, J. J., Briscoe, D., Hines, E., Halpin, P. N., 2016, Geospatial approaches to support pelagic conservation planning and adaptive management, Marine Management, Transboundary Resources, Endangered Species Research, 30, 1-9, link
  • Bax., N. J., Cleary, J., Donnelly, B., Dunn, D. C., Dunstan, P. K., Fuller, M., Halpin, P. N., 2016, Results of efforts by the Convention on Biological Diversity to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, Conservation Biology, 30, 571-581, link
  • Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Pauly, D., Weatherdon, L. V., Ota, Y., 2016, A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples, Governance, Policy, Indigenous issues, Fisheries, PLoS ONE, 11(12):e0166681, link
  • Teh, L.S.L., Cheung, W.W.L, Sumaila, U., 2016, Scenarios for investigating the future of Canada’s oceans and marine fisheries under environmental and socioeconomic change, Fisheries Management, Regional Environmental Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-016-1081-5, (In press), link
  • Reygondeau, G., Guieu, C., Benedetti, F., Irisson, J-O., Ayata, S.-D., Gasparini, S., Koubbi, P., 2016, Biogeochemical regions of the Mediterranean Sea: an objective multidimensional and multivariate environmental approach, Progress in Oceanography, ISSN 0079-6611, (In press), link