Environment: UBC fisheries prof gets $2.1-million grant
Vancouver Sun , 24 Jul 1999

Everyone has theories about the declining health of the ocean. But is there a way to scientifically quantify and evaluate what has happened to it over the past century?

University of B.C. professor Daniel Pauly hopes to find out. Pauly, of UBC's Fisheries Centre, has received a $2.1 million US grant to study the impact of excessive fishing on the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic ocean.

The two-year study is an extension of an earlier study where Pauly and his colleagues used 50 years of data from the United Nations to chart the decline of world fish stocks due to over-fishing.

The grant comes from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia.