Announcing the 7th edition of the Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography and Video Competition

Are you a diver and a marine life enthusiast? Do you enjoy taking photos? If so, the Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition is for you! Now in its seventh  edition, this biennial competition gathers the best photographs and videos of seahorses from underwater photographers and divers around the world. 

Amanda Vincent wins FSBI’s Le Cren Medal

Dr. Amanda Vincent, professor in the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries has been awarded the Le Cren medal by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI). This medal is awarded to one or more individuals who have made a lifelong contribution to all aspects of the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science, with a focus on conservation, training or public understanding of the discipline.

Now you see it, now you don’t: the troubled tale of the estuarine pipefish

"The estuarine pipefish, has been playing a frightening game of hide-and-seek for decades.  Not only was this pipefish thought to be extinct once, it was feared to have disappeared from the world a second time… only to be discovered yet again by scientists. You may wonder, just as we did, why this species has been lost and found so many times.

Small-scale fisheries have big impact on ocean

“We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small,” said Jennifer Selgrath, lead author who completed the research as a PhD student with UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and Project Seahorse. “In our case study in the Philippines, we found that the fisheries have become unsustainable because there are so many people trying to catch a limited number of fish and invertebrates.”