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Potent human toxins prevalent in Canada's freshwaters
Nutrient pollution, one of the greatest threats to our freshwater resources, is responsible for the algal blooms that blanket our lakes and waterways in summer months.  View News Article (2012-08-14)


UBC researcher discovers ancient "stress hormone" in pre-historic fish
A University of British Columbia zoologist has discovered a new corticosteroid hormone in the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish and one of the earliest vertebrates dating back 500 million years. These findings have shed light on the evolution of steroid hormones and may help conservation and management efforts for lampreys. View News Article (2010-07-23)


Tropical regions to be hardest hit by fisheries shifts caused by climate change: UBC research
Major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely, according to a study led by the Sea Around Us Project at The University of British Columbia. View News Article (2009-10-08)


Sustainable fishing is possible and necessary
In the 1990s the European Commission approved a series of management measures to avoid the over-exploitation of fishery resources. A study carried out by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) now reveals that the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe has promoted the extension of the European fleet into more vulnerable eco-systems such as deep waters. However, the next reform of the fishery... View News Article (2010-05-19)


Sardines and horse mackerel identified using forensic techniques
A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel. View News Article (2011-05-25)


Risks to penguin populations analyzed
A major study of all penguin species suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. View News Article (2014-08-07)


Fishers near marine protected areas go farther for catch but fare well
Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State University and in Hawaii. View News Article (2013-03-05)


Long-term ocean data confirm fishing puts species in 'double jeopardy'
For the first time, research has shown that fishing can promote boom and bust swings in supplies of targeted fish stocks. View News Article (2006-10-19)


Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of sea turtles
The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide. View News Article (2010-04-07)


Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work
Australian Beth Fulton, a fishery ecosystem scientist from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, was among an international team of 19 co-authors of a report on a two-year study, led by US scientists Dr Boris Worm of Dalhousie University and Dr Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington. View News Article (2009-07-31)

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