For their Term Project students critically evaluated an intervention in marine conservation and management. They wrote a 5000 word report (available on request) and then they extracted a public blog – which are presented below.

2018 Term Project Blogs

Assessing Success a Decade After an Abalone Hatchery’s Closure

‘Running’ salmon: an assessment of the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery

Knowing is Half the Battle–Or is It?

Itching for Killer Whale Conservation

Don’t MES(CAL) with our Mangroves!

The Gentle Giants of La Paz Bay

2017 Term Project Blogs

Hearings on Herring
Brian and Maya

Undercover Assassins are Threatening the Great Barrier Reef
Gabriella, Sarah, Elizabeth

From Nets Lost to Net Gain: The Killer Ghost of the Seas
Cheryl, Cherri, Brittany

Artificial reefs: an art for divers, an artifice for fish
Julia et al

Watch Out for Whales! Preventing ship strikes to whales in the Santa Barbara Channel
Siena et al

Peconic Bay Scallops: Thriving or Surviving?
Emma, Julie, Erin

Ancient rockfish roam BC coasts: but are they protected?
Ben, Linnea, Kevin

[Note There was no course in 2016 as it changed  from a Fall course in 2015 (Sept to Nov) to a Winter course (Jan to March) for 2017.]

2015 Term Project Blogs

Eel grass restoration on Vancouver Island, BC
By Daphne, Sandra and Sachiko

Changes to vessel traffic to conserve Right whale populations, Bay of Fundy
By Peter,  Lori, Thea

Effectiveness of the Cabo Pulmo MPA
By Claire,  Tamara, Simon-Luc

Lionfish control in Belize, Reef CI
Maggie, Virginia, Sarah, Daniel

BC Chinook salmon fisheries enhancement strategies
Cody, John, Michelle

Effectiveness of alternate feed usage in Atlantic salmon aquaculture
Richard, Hilary, Erik

Raincoast Conservatn Foundatn – Marine Mammal survey work
Blaire, Mark, Owen

Maunalua Bay’s Restoration programme – tackling invasive mudweed
Donny, Brock, David

2014 Term Project BlogsCritical evaluation of an intervention in marine conservation and management. The hope was to find success stories in conservation (truly making a difference in their outcomes and impacts rather than just sounding good) but negative results are also valuable.

Fishing for Ghosts: the removal of derelict fishing gear in Puget Sound
Steve, Aimee, Sarina
Intervention addressed: removal of ghost nets

A Cry For Kelp:  The Impacts of the Sea Otter Reintroduction in British Columbia
Mary, Rebecca, Liria
Intervention addressed :Sea otter reintroduction

Rock, Paper, Fishers: BC’s Rockfish Conservation Areas
Jemma, Kate, Salar
Intervention addressed: Rockfish Conservation Areas

Clam Garden Restoration May Also Cultivate Relationships With First Nations In Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Brittany, Tiffany, Hannah
Intervention addressed: Clam Garden Restoration

IMTA: Mother Nature’s Tetris
Jake, Ted, Manreet
Intervention addressed: Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture

Oysters Thriving on Man-made Castles Installed on South Carolina’s Shores
Natasha, Shannon, Ivan
Intervention addressed:  Man-made Oyster Castles

From Cannons To Canon: Sinking Pirate Fishing In Sierra Leone
Toby, Eva R, Jeremy
Intervention addressed: Community surveillance & affordable technology

Vancouver’s Habitat Skirt: Vancouver steps it up by skirting marine habitat degradation
Eva, Josephine, Kelsey
Intervention addressed: Habitat Skirt

2013 Term Project Blogs: Students critically evaluated an intervention in marine conservation and management. They wrote a 5000 word report (available on request) and then they extracted a public blog.

Conservation in the South: Protecting Brazil Biodiversity, One MPA at a Time
Megan, Piper-Lynn, Kristen
Intervention addressed: MPAs

Coming full circle: Saving sea turtles one circle hook at at time
Courtney, Erica, Reed
Intervention addressed: circle hooks

Return of the Reef: The Coral Restoration Foundation’s work in the Florida Keys
Cassandra, Bing, Katelyn
Intervention addressed: coral restoration

Deep Solutions: Bottom trawl management in British Columbia
Jarred, Melanie, and Chris
Intervention addressed: BC groundfish

That’s a Wrap! Herring revival through local initiative
Emma, Shari and Kalie
Intervention addressed: local volunteer initiative 

A ‘Fin-Win’ Situation for Sharks
Megan, Vivian, Logan
Intervention addressed: shark truth 

Save the Ocean, Bycatch at a Time: Because humans need to share the ocean with other marine species.
Bernard, Jennifer, Takuhiro
Intervention addressed:Trash and Turtle Excluder Device (TTED)