20 Results for: Fisheries

The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

We recently set out on an amazing race, criss-crossing the Philippines by plane, boat, bus and car in less than 3 months, to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation. We discovered that 1.7+ million seahorses are caught per year in the Philippines, compared to over 4 million per year 20 years ago. Despite international trade (CITES) … Read more The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices

New research finds dynamite, poison still common fishing methods Story originally posted by UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found. The study, conducted in the Philippines by the Institute for … Read more Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices

Small-scale fisheries have big impact on ocean

Story originally posted on UBC News and UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time. “We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is … Read more Small-scale fisheries have big impact on ocean