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 unreliastic, 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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Video tutorials of CMSY assessment method now freely available

Q-quatics’ partner, the Sea Around Us, has released a suite of free video tutorials for data users interested in learning how to perform stock assessments using the CMSY methodology. CMSY or the estimation of maximum sustainable yield from catch and resilience, is one of the novel stock assessment methods for…

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New research says the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the world oceans is heading for failure

A crucial globally agreed framework to protect the world’s oceans and fisheries is on course to fail, according to a new study led by the University of Portsmouth with collaborators from DIATOM Consulting and one of Q-quatics’ partners, the Sea Around Us. The new research examined the progress of the…

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Use of AquaMaps data for the development of 4D marine conservation priority framework

The AquaMaps Team of FishBase –Kristin Kaschner (Albert-Ludwigs University), Cristina Garilao (GEOMAR) and  Kathleen Kesner-Reyes (Q-quatics), provided present and future biodiversity data for over 2,000 benthic and pelagic species inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea, for the study “4D marine conservation networks: Combining 3D prioritization of present and future biodiversity with climatic…

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