Changing Ocean Research Unit

International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4)

The International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) took place from July 30th to August 3rd in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The congress brings together marine conservation professionals and students in order to “develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy”. Under the theme of “Making Marine Science Matter”, this year’s conference dealt […]

Instability in the South China Sea: Ecosystem challenges and political complexities

One of the most significant – and increasingly bitter – international disputes of recent years has engaged legal claims over maritime territory in the South China Sea. Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (UNCLOS), to which the main protagonists are parties, states are entitled to claim an Exclusive […]

Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps

“Towards an integrated database on Canadian ocean resources: benefits, current states, and research gaps” was recently published online at the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, authored by CORU post-doctoral Fellow Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, CORU Leader William Cheung, and OceanCanada Director Rashid Sumaila. Read More

Fish catch declines may cause micronutrient deficiencies in developing nations

More than 10% of the global population could face nutrition deficiencies in the coming decades due to fish catch declines, says a new Nature commentary published today co-authored by CORU Leader William Cheung. Read More    

The impending extinction of the vaquita is not just a fishing problem — it’s a social and ecological one too

In our current eco-friendly world, where climate change makes front-page news and the killing of a lion launches thousands of Facebook posts, how can a porpoise be nearing extinction and most of the world not even know of its existence? The vaquita is going extinct at an alarming rate, from an estimated 600 individuals in […]

The Changing Ocean Research Unit studies the effects of global climate and ocean changes on marine ecosystems, biodiversity and fisheries. Led by Dr. William Cheung, the Unit assesses the biophysical and socio-economic vulnerabilities and impacts of marine climate change, and identifies mitigation and adaptation options.

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