Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

Application of CMSY to reanalyze longest time series of catches and largest fishery collapse in history

Results of using CMSY, advanced yet easy to use fish stock assessment model developed at GEOMAR by Froese et al., to reanalyze more than five centuries of cod fishing in Eastern Canada suggests that annual yields could have been sustained at high levels if authorities had allowed the stock of…

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Luisa Abucay: Miss Catalogue of Life

Luisa Abucay, also known as Isay, is a biologist with a master’s degree in food science who started working at the umbrella organization under which FishBase, SeaLifeBase and AquaMaps functioned, FishBase Information, Inc. (FIN), back in 2010. Her job consisted of maintaining and assembling datasets for the Catalogue of Life…

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AquaMaps data for the first ever global assessment of climate change vulnerability of recreational fishes

A research study on the effects of climate change on recreational fisheries since 2019 where AquaMaps contributed modelled species distribution data has been recently published. It is a first global assessment of the climate change vulnerability of marine, freshwater, and diadromous recreational fishes. Their global climate vulnerability was quantified and…

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Aque Atanacio: The artist behind FishBase

Rachel ‘Aque’ Atanacio joined FishBase in 1995 when the project needed a graphic designer and her other contract at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management was ending. Trained directly under the guidance of professional artists, Aque’s skills caught the eye of Rainer Froese who was looking for someone…

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2021 FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium –pushing forward this September

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), in partnership with the Société Française d’Ichtyologie (SFI), the Union des Conservateurs d’Aquariums de France, and the Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée, is organizing the 2021 annual symposium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15thanniversary of SeaLifeBase. It will be held on 6 and 7 September…

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New in FishBase: Fish micronutrient profile

A treasure trove of vital nutritional data about fish species from all around the world is being made freely available –plugging a knowledge gap that will bolster efforts to tackle malnutrition. The new initiative aims to make information about fish micronutrients accessible through FishBase and FAO’s International Network of Food Data Systems. It…

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Nina Garilao: A serendipitous landing in FishBase, AquaMaps

Cristina Garilao, a.k.a. Nina, is originally from Manila but has been living in Kiel for nearly 13 years now. Her work in Germany revolves around projects that help maintain the database and web interface of AquaMaps, a platform that hosts standardized distribution maps for over 33,500 species of fishes, marine…

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Kathleen Kesner-Reyes: The AquaMaps expert

Kathleen Kesner-Reyes has a background in anthropology, but she has dedicated most of her professional life to working on marine biodiversity information systems. After spending three years doing fieldwork for the Bolinao Marine Laboratory of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute, in 1995, she joined the International Center…

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Armi Torres: FishBase’s freshwater expert

When Armi Torres joined FishBase at age 25, she couldn’t have predicted the turns her career as a marine biologist would take. For years, the ocean had been the compass that guided her professional path so little did she know that she would end up diving into the depths of…

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