Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

Most coral reef sharks and rays may be at risk of extinction, UBC study says

Nearly two-thirds of coral reef shark and ray species worldwide are threatened with extinction, a new study in Nature Communications co-authored by the Sea Around Us’ Project Manager and Q-quatics’ Science Director Dr. Maria ‘Deng’ Palomares shows. The results suggest that the extinction risk of coral reef sharks and rays,…

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The future is bright for FishBase and SeaLifeBase

.. this unassuming website is the gateway to one of the most-cited resources in the last two centuries of modern science – a database on fish. ‘Breathing new life into FishBase and SeaLifeBase’, blog by Neil Palmer (WorldFish), gives an overview of the FishBase Project as a powerful and widely-used…

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New bandfish species discovered in deep sea collection from eastern Philippines

  In a new publication, ichthyologists from Taiwan and the Philippines, described a new species of bandfish, Owstonia aurora Liao, Reyes & Shao 2022. The specimens used to describe the species were collected east of Aurora province in Northern Luzon at depths of over 300 meters during the Aurora 2007…

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Only ‘good fish’ belongs to the table

Research fishing haul aboard the ALKOR in Eckernförde Bay.

An annual list of marine fish and bivalves that serves as a guide to German consumers on what they can purchase and eat with a clear conscience –those currently with large and healthy population sizes and are fished sustainably, or in short, the ‘good fish‘, was recently published as a…

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Expecting aquaculture to ‘feed the world’ may be unrealistic, UBC-led study shows

Trends in global aquaculture growth rates reveal that the 101 million tonnes of farmed fish intergovernmental bodies expect countries to produce by 2030 may be unrealistic. A new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia presents evidence suggesting that global aquaculture growth rates peaked at 14.1 per cent in…

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Job vacancy: Software Engineer

Position ID: Software Engineer 1 Hours: Full-time Location: Los Baños, Laguna, Phils. Salary: Commensurate with required qualifications Key Roles and Responsibilities Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. seeks a Software Engineer from a pool of local professionals with the following responsibilities: program dynamic webpages for information systems maintained by Q-quatics (e.g. FishBase, SeaLifeBase),…

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Ecosystem-based fisheries management restores western Baltic fish stocks

Marine scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN, Germany) and the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources at the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy teamed up to test and predict how different marine life in the…

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A fisheries scientist in Penang, Malaysia

By Daniel Pauly In early September 2022, I found myself on the island of Penang, Malaysia, where WorldFish, an international research center focusing on tropical fish culture, is headquartered. WorldFish is the new name of the International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), previously located in Manila, the Philippines,…

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New publication: A new method to assess ecosystem vulnerability and protect biodiversity

In the new publication “A functional vulnerability framework for biodiversity conservation”, published in Nature Communications on the 1st of September 2022, Q-quatics provided occurrence records for over 4,000 marine species that the AquaMaps team has verified. These are made up of georeferenced occurrence data, primarily from GBIF and OBIS, that have…

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

FishBase – SeaLifeBase Annual Symposium5-6 September 2022 | WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia   This year’s FishBase-SeaLifeBase Symposium, a hybrid virtual and in-person event, was an opportunity to illustrate the different uses of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in the fields of ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy and aquariology. An impressive line-up of speakers were…

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