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Climate change may change the menu at seafood restaurants

VICTORIA, British Columbia, May 15 (UPI) -- Climate change and warming oceans are gradually changing which fish are being featured in seafood markets around the world, Canadian researchers say.
Study: China fish catch underreported

Study: China fish catch underreported

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 3 (UPI) -- Chinese fishing boats catch about $11.5 billion worth of fish outside their own waters and most of it goes unreported, a Canadian-led study suggests.
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Fishing trends threaten marine predators

Fishing trends threaten marine predators

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Current fishing trends are making iconic marine predators such as sharks, tuna, swordfish and marlin increasingly rare, Canadian researchers say.

Small, sustainable fishing being undercut

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- University of British Columbia researchers in Canada say small fisheries are undermined by ill-conceived eco-labeling initiatives and unfair fuel subsidies.

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Study reveals plunge in big fish numbers

A global survey spanning nearly half a century reveals a 90 percent plunge in the population of large ocean fish, from tuna to cod, since commercial fishing vessels took to the high seas, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday.
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North Atlantic fishery collapsing

BOSTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The entire North Atlantic fishery is collapsing, not just local areas, according to the first-ever ocean-wide study of the status of fish stocks.

Daniel Pauly is a French born biologist, well-known for his work in studying human impacts on global fisheries. He is a professor and the project leader of the Sea Around Us Project at the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. He also served as Director of the Fisheries Centre from November 2003 to October 2008.

Pauly was born in Paris, France. He grew up, however, in Switzerland in what was called a strange "Dickensian" childhood where he was forced to stay as a live-in servant to a new family. Through the first 16 years of his life, Pauly lived an inward life as he was half-black in an all white town, finding solace in books/reading and model construction. At 16 he ran away and put himself through high school in Kiel Germany while working with disabled people at a local church. His work led to a scholarship to the University of Kiel.

It was at the University of Kiel where Pauly decided on fisheries biology. He said he wanted to work in the tropics because he felt that he would "fit in" better there. He also wanted to devote his life to an applied job where he could help people.

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