The 23rd FishBase-SeaLifeBase Symposium: Various uses of these global information platforms and their contributions to aquatic food systems

FishBase – SeaLifeBase Annual Symposium
5-6 September 2022 | WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia


Source: WorldFish

This year’s FishBase-SeaLifeBase Symposium, a hybrid virtual and in-person event, will be an opportunity to illustrate the different uses of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in the fields of ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy and aquariology. It will highlight the contribution of these two global information systems to the knowledge of biodiversity and the sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems, and those from various other databases.


  • Daniel Pauly (UBC), “More on the gill-oxygen limitation theory”
  • Rainer Froese (GEOMAR), “Estimating somatic growth from maximum age or maturation”
  • Eddie Allison (WorldFish)
  • Alex Tilley (WorldFish), “Leveraging decentralized communities for sustainable financing of public knowledge goods”
  • Deng Palomares (UBC), “Interrelationships between temperature, growth parameters and activity level in fishes”
  • Jos Snoeks (Africa Museum)
  • Cheuk Ho Wu (SWIMS)
  • Athanassios Tsikliras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Nicolas Bailly (Q-quatics), “Choosing how to consume data from FishBase and SeaLifeBase: database, website, R package, API, WoRMS”
  • Austin Humphries (University of Rhode Island, USA)
  • Cornelia Nauen (Mundus maris asbl)
  • Fabrice Teletchea (Université de Lorraine), “Assessment of the why and how Aquariums and FishBase can work together to improve the knowledge and conservation of fish. What’s next?”

Organizing Committee

Chair: Alex Tilley, Senior Scientist – 2022/23 Chair of the FishBase Consortium
Organizing Committee Members
  1. Aniss Khalid, Communications Officer – Events and Media Monitoring, Communications
  2. Daniel Purba, Senior IT Engineer, MIS (Management Information Systems)
  3. Edward Allison, Acting Director Sustainable Aquatic Foods Systems
  4. Emily Khor, Portfolio Manager, Project Management Unit
  5. Essam Mohammed, Interim Director General and Acting Senior Director of Aquatic Foods Systems
  6. Florine Lim, Interim Global Communications Lead, Communications
  7. Kalah Devi Muniandy, Procurement Specialist, Procurement
  8. Muhammad Hafizullah Mirhassan, Research Program Specialist, Cross-cutting
  9. Patric Lim, Management Information Systems Lead, MIS (Management Information Systems)
  10. Pauline Michael, Office Administrator, Project Management Unit
  11. Shng Shng Sam, Webmaster, Communications
  12. Salina Ariffin, Executive Secretary, Administration
  13. Sean Lee, Science Communications Specialist, Communications
  14. Siew Hua Koh, Administrative Executive, Administration


WorldFish Headquarters (Malaysia) 
Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung,
11960 Bayan Lepas,
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: (+60-4) 628 6888
Fax: (+60-4) 626 5530

Source: WorldFish | Register HERE.


About Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

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