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.

Nereus Report: Predicting Future Oceans — Climate Change, Oceans & Fisheries

A report entitled “Predicting Future Oceans: Climate Change, Oceans & Fisheries” newly released by the Nereus program, an international interdisciplinary research program aimed at predicting future oceans, suggests that future seafood supply in the world will be substantially altered by climate change, overfishing and habitat destruction if we do not take actions.

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