The Ocean’s Whistleblower: A Conversation with Daniel Pauly

A momentous occasion presenting the biography of Dr Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase and the man behind the brilliant concepts ‘shifting baselines’ and ‘fishing down marine food webs’, is taking place on June 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM PST –both online (via Zoom) and onsite at the…

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Message from Deng Palomares for World Oceans Day 2022

For World Oceans Day 2002, Dr. Maria Lourdes Palomares, ‘Deng’ to her colleagues, family and friends, Board Member of Q-quatics and Project Manager of the Sea Around Us, was one of the selected few researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries to be featured…

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A breakthrough in growth estimation of fishes and invertebrates by FishBase pioneer Dr. Rainer Froese

Co-creator and editor of FishBase Dr Rainer Froese, known and recognized for his advance and computer-intensive stock assessment method CMSY, has recently published a new method for estimating the somatic growth of fishes and invertebrates from its maximum length combined with either its length or age at maturation or with…

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We are hiring: 2 Research Assistants and 1 Artist Assistant

  Position 1: Research Assistant 1Hours: Full-time Project-basedLocation: Los Baños, LagunaSalary: Commensurate with required qualifications Roles and Responsibilities Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. seeks two Research Assistants with the following responsibilities to work in DigIn (Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections), a project funded by the National Science Foundation of…

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How much fish is left? Assessments for 2,500 stocks now available from the Sea Around Us database

Under the premise of finding out how much fish is left in our oceans since 1950, when industrial fishing operations began to spread to the world oceans, the Sea Around Us team together with the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean, and the FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams assessed the status of over 2,500 fish and invertebrate populations exploited in the Exclusive Economic Zones of all maritime countries and the high seas.

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A group of nearly 300 scientists/experts urge the WTO to eliminate harmful subsidies on global fisheries

Global fisheries makes an important contribution to the health and nutrition of millions of people. Unfortunately, in many cases, this industry is not carried out sustainably –more is taken out than regrows, fish are caught before they can reproduce, heavy fishing gears are destroying the seabed, more climate-damaging CO2 is…

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Daniel Pauly presents work with Q-quatics on documenting and mapping the time series global expansion of industrial fishing at the WFC2021

The four-day World Fish Congress 2021 held late September in Adelaide, Australia had over 800 presentations, including the one by Dr. Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase and Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us. The WFC2021 was conducted in a hybrid format –with both in-person and online presentations and discussion forums,…

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EU Awards €7.92 Million to EcoScope to Promote Ecocentric Fisheries Management

The project addresses ecosystem degradation and anthropogenic negative impact on fisheries in European seas. It aims to help restore the sustainability of fisheries and ensure food security and healthy seas balance. Thessaloniki, Greece, September, 2021 – The European Union (EU) has awarded the EcoScope consortium nearly €8 million to promote an effective…

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Daniel Pauly –The Oceans Whistleblower

Two years after the release of Daniel Pauly: Un Océan de Combats –biography of FishBase co-creator and the Sea Around Us principal investigator originally written in French by David  Grémillet, it has been translated to English and is now available in bookstores!  Titled The Ocean’s Whistleblower: The Remarkable Life and Work of Daniel…

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