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Media opportunity: Scourge of the sea ‑‑ unique study finds ‘ghost’ fishing gear captures species at risk and takes a big bite out of fisheries’ bottom line
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University wanted to find out how much gear might be in the Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) fishing zone and how it might be affecting the existing lobster fishery. Their baseline study provides the first preliminary assessment of environmental and economic impacts of lost fishing gear on the commercial lobster industry in the area.
Media opportunity: New Dalhousie University study suggests nearly half of scientifically assessed global fish stocks may still be unhealthy, despite recovery efforts
Monday, July 26, 2021
A new report that re-evaluated scientific assessments of global fish stocks suggests that although there are signs of recovery in regions that are intensively managed, nearly half of commercially harvested species remain in a depleted state and two out of five are being fished unsustainably.
Media Release: Climate change threatens nutrients, food security in many countries dependent on fish
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Millions of people around the world could face an increased risk of malnutrition as climate change threatens their nutrient-rich local fisheries, according to an extensive study out today.
Media opportunity: Researchers sequence genomes of American lobster, providing industry and science a valuable ‘reference manual’ for the species that can help boost sustainability
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University and several U.S. institutes have published the first complete genome sequence for the American lobster, yielding critical insight into the lucrative species that can both improve sustainability and help predict how it responds to climate change.
Dalhousie University and University of King’s College to host first international Universities Studying Slavery Conference in Canada
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Together, and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College will host the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) conference in the fall of 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Media opportunity: Homeschooling during pandemic associated with more family interference in women’s work, and increased drinking among women and their partners: Dalhousie University study
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Dalhousie researchers surveyed almost 800 couples across Canada about their experiences homeschooling their children and their alcohol consumption in April 2020 when schools were first closed due to the pandemic