Citation Policy

Citation Policy

Welcome to the website of the Sea Around Us, a research initiative at The University of British Columbia (the “Site”). If you cite or display any content from the Site, or reference the Sea Around Us or The University of British Columbia, in any format, written or otherwise, including print or web publications, presentations, grant applications, websites, other online applications such as blogs, or other works, you must provide appropriate acknowledgement using a citation consistent with the following standard:

  1. When referring to various datasets downloaded from the website, and/or its concept or design, or to several datasets extracted from its underlying databases, cite its architects.

Example: Pauly D. and Zeller D. (Editors), 2015. Sea Around Us Concepts, Design and Data (seaaroundus.org)

  1. When referring to a set of values extracted for a given country, EEZ or territory, cite the most recent catch reconstruction report or paper (available on the website) for that country, EEZ or territory.

Example: For the Mexican Pacific EEZ, the citation should be “Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cisneros-Mata MA, Harper S and Pauly D (2015) Unreported marine fisheries catch in Mexico, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-22, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 9 p.”, which is accessible on the EEZ page for Mexico (Pacific) on seaaroundus.org.

To help us track the use of Sea Around Us data, we would appreciate you also citing Pauly and Zeller (2015) as the source of the information in an appropriate part of your text;

  1. When using data from our website that are not part of a typical catch reconstruction (e.g., catches by LME or other spatial entity, subsidies given to fisheries, the estuaries in a given country, or the surface area of a given EEZ), cite both the website and the study that generated the underlying database. Many of these can be derived from the ’methods’ texts associated with data pages on seaaroundus.org.

Example: Sumaila et al. (2010) for subsides, Alder (2003) for estuaries and Claus et al. (2014) for EEZ delineations, respectively.

References:

Alder J (2003) Putting the coast in the Sea Around Us Project. The Sea Around Us Newsletter (15): 1-2.

Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cisneros-Mata MA, Harper S and Pauly D (2015) Unreported marine fisheries catch in Mexico, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-22, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 9 p.

Pauly D and Zeller D (Editors) (2015) Sea Around Us Concepts, Design and Data (www.seaaroundus.org)

Claus S, De Hauwere N, Vanhoorne B, Deckers P, Souza Dias F, Hernandez F and Mees J (2014) Marine Regions: Towards a global standard for georeferenced marine names and boundaries. Marine Geodesy 37(2): 99-125.

Sumaila UR, Khan A, Dyck A, Watson R, Munro R, Tydemers P and Pauly D (2010) A bottom-up re-estimation of global fisheries subsidies. Journal of Bioeconomics 12: 201-225.