Colette Wabnitz

Less money, more problems – getting fisheries right

Sustainable marine fisheries seem to tick all the boxes. They can fill your belly, fill your wallet, and do it all for a fraction of the carbon emissions generated by conventional agriculture. Getting marine fisheries “right” could also help to reduce the loss of biodiversity in the ocean, and increase equity among coastal populations.

Call for Abstracts: Special issue of Marine Policy on ocean conservation and sustainable fisheries funding

Marine Policy‘s special edition on ‘Funding for ocean conservation and sustainable fisheries’ aims to address funding for ocean conservation and sustainable fisheries from various angles. Interested parties should submit abstracts (~250 words) describing their intended research topic or question and how it relates to the special theme no later than November 30, 2017.

Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy.

While climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palau’s reefs, the best tourism management strategy includes a more than 70 per cent reduction in reef fish consumption by visitors. These findings are highly relevant for sustainable development in small island developing states under climate change.