New regional fish atlas published

A new regional fish atlas was just recently published by the EGREE Foundation. The atlas entitled “Finfish Atlas of the EGREE Region” presents accounts for over 600 fish species of the East Godavari Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) on the northeastern coast of India. In addition to the usual meristics and descriptions of morphology and coloration,…

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Fisheries science for kids

In collaboration with Science Journal for Kids, Dr. Rainer Froese (Senior Scientist at GEOMAR and FishBase Consottium Coordinator) translated one of his recent papers, “Minimizing the impacts of fishing” (Froese et al., 2016) into a simplified and more visual instructional material fit for understanding of non-experts and suited for use in schools with questions and…

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2017 FishBase SE Symposium: The Polar Seas (Polarhaven)

The Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet) in Stockholm, one of the ten (10) international institutes and organizations comprising the FishBase Consortium (FBC), hosts a FishBase Symposium in Sweden annually.  With the theme “Polarhaven” (The Polar Seas) for this year, the 2017 symposium was organized and successfully conducted on 16 October (Monday)…

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Catch-MSY workshop in Kochi, India for the assessment of data-poor stocks in the region

5-6 October 2017, Kochi, Kerala, India —GIZ (Indo-German Biodiversity Programme) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), in coordination with Q-quatics, organized and conducted the training-workshop on “The use of CMSY tool for assessment of Indian fish stocks in a data-poor environment”. During the course, experts introduced and trained Indian fisheries scientists on…

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Dr. William Cheung receives 2017 “Prix d’Excellence” award

Hats off and big congratulations to Q-quatics Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Wiliam Cheung, Associate Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the Director of Science at the Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program, latest recipient of the “Prix d’ Excellence” award from the International Council for the Exploration of the…

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2017 Le Cren Medal goes to FishBase!

On July 6th of 2017, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), officially awarded the Le Cren Medal to the FishBase Consortium and the entire FishBase Team, in honor of their valuable and lifelong contribution to fisheries science: “the world’s largest information portal of marine organisms”. The FSBI is an international learned society that promotes the interests…

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Latest Q-quatics publications

The “Global marine fisheries discards: A synthesis of reconstructed data” provided estimates for discards in all major fisheries in the world, as part of the global marine fisheries catch reconstruction project conducted by the Sea Around Us . It is co-authored by Maria Lourdes Palomares (PhD), Q-quatics board member, and…

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