Archives for July 2015

July 2015

In-between Food Security and Sustainability

by Muhammed Oyinlola, Nereus Fellow

Unknowingly to us, we leave remnant wherever we go, a footprint to tell others that “I was here”, the café shop mug with our fingerprint, the lady at the supermarket with our smile, our precious advise to our colleague at work, or our quest to solve other people’s problems (let’s focus on our good sides). However, we do create some problems intentionally or unintentionally. One thing is for sure — we will definitely leave part of us behind, either good or bad.

Madagascar Indigenous Fisheries – My Experience at the MARE Conference

By Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, Madagascar

Full immersion in the field of small-scale fisheries for three days, networking with worldwide fisheries experts, coming across old friends from the University of British Columbia, and making new friends, this is what the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) conference 2015 was all about for me. I attended this conference in Amsterdam from June 24 to 26.

William Cheung and Yoshitaka Ota present at Our Common Future under Climate Change

William Cheung and Yoshitaka Ota, Co-Directors of the Nereus Program, recently attended the Our Common Future under Climate Change conference in Paris to present findings from the program on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems and fisheries. The conference, held from July 7 to 10, saw nearly 2000 participants from 100 countries come together to discuss all aspects of scientific knowledge on climate change.

From ocean to consumer: Wilf Swartz on public awareness and transparency down the supply chain

When you find a fish at a decent price, there’s more than meets the eye. Behind that price tag lies a whole supply chain that remains untraceable and unseen to the average consumer, which can create the illusion of sustainable practices.

Wilf Swartz, Research Associate with the Nereus Program, is calling for a more transparent system— as well as increased public awareness and corporate social responsibility surrounding sustainability.

Nereus in the News – Friday, July 10

This past week, the Nereus Program released a report on the future of the world’s oceans and William Cheung, Co-Director, also published a paper in Science on future oceans under different CO2 emissions scenerios. The following is a list of some of the local and international media coverage.