The sea around us

About the project

The Sea Around Us is an international research initiative at the University of British Columbia. The Sea Around Us assesses the impact of fisheries on the marine ecosystems of the world and offers mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders. To achieve this, the Sea Around Us presents fisheries and fisheries-related data at spatial scales that have ecological and policy relevance, such as by Exclusive Economic Zones, High Seas areas, or Large Marine Ecosystems.
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Hreiðar Þór Valtýsson, Assistant professor, School of Business and Science, University of Akureyri, Iceland


University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Valtýsson, H.Þ. 2016. Iceland. In: Pauly, D & Zeller D. (editors), Global atlas of marine fisheries. Island Press, Washington, USA.
Valtýsson, H.Þ. 2014. Reconstructing Icelandic catches from 1950 to 2010. University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre Research Report 22 (2): 73-87.