How much fish is left? Assessments for 2,500 stocks now available from the Sea Around Us database

Under the premise of finding out how much fish is left in our oceans since 1950, when industrial fishing operations began to spread to the world oceans, the Sea Around Us team together with the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean, and the FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams assessed the status of over 2,500…

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A group of nearly 300 scientists/experts urge the WTO to eliminate harmful subsidies on global fisheries

Global fisheries makes an important contribution to the health and nutrition of millions of people. Unfortunately, in many cases, this industry is not carried out sustainably –more is taken out than regrows, fish are caught before they can reproduce, heavy fishing gears are destroying the seabed, more climate-damaging CO2 is…

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Daniel Pauly presents work with Q-quatics on documenting and mapping the time series global expansion of industrial fishing at the WFC2021

The four-day World Fish Congress 2021 held late September in Adelaide, Australia had over 800 presentations, including the one by Dr. Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase and Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us. The WFC2021 was conducted in a hybrid format –with both in-person and online presentations and discussion forums,…

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EU Awards €7.92 Million to EcoScope to Promote Ecocentric Fisheries Management

The project addresses ecosystem degradation and anthropogenic negative impact on fisheries in European seas. It aims to help restore the sustainability of fisheries and ensure food security and healthy seas balance. Thessaloniki, Greece, September, 2021 – The European Union (EU) has awarded the EcoScope consortium nearly €8 million to promote an effective…

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Daniel Pauly –The Oceans Whistleblower

Two years after the release of Daniel Pauly: Un Océan de Combats –biography of FishBase co-creator and the Sea Around Us principal investigator originally written in French by David  Grémillet, it has been translated to English and is now available in bookstores!  Titled The Ocean’s Whistleblower: The Remarkable Life and Work of Daniel…

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FishBase and SeaLifeBase 2021 Anniversary Symposium – Magnifique!

The always buzzing Paris – which did it best to exhibit its usual accelerated rhythm even in pandemic times -, hosted on September 6-7, 2021, an equally dynamic FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution of the National Museum of Natural History. One presentation after the next,…

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Meet the members of the FishBase Consortium

Created in the year 2000, the FishBase Consortium’s mandate is to support the growth, sustainability and public accessibility of FishBase. Since 2005, it also oversees SeaLifeBase.

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Rodolfo Reyes Jr.: The morphology guy

Rodolfo Reyes Jr., aka Rudy, joined FishBase in 1993 after working on a series of coral reef fisheries projects at the Marine Science Institute of his Alma Mater, the University of the Philippines. Although he was hired at FishBase to work on morphology data, Rudy’s very first task was completely…

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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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