Imagery data from baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) are now available on FishBase!

As of April 8, 2021, users accessing www.fishbase.org will be able to download BRUVS data when doing searches by species, family or country/island. In detail, users can now obtain all records of any species of interest in terms of where they were observed across the samples, how many and how…

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Emily Capuli – Three decades at FishBase

Emily Capuli says that when she started working for FishBase three decades ago, her hair was darker and longer. She may look different now but her interest in documenting the fishes found globally has not changed a bit. She continues to do this by ‘fishing’ for new species and documenting taxonomic…

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First-ever stock assessments in Lake Edward System, East Africa using data-poor methods developed at GEOMAR

A new paper co-authored by Dr Rainer Froese (Senior Scientist at GEOMAR and Co-founder of FishBase), “Assessment of exploited fish species in the Lake Edward System, East Africa” applied data-poor methods developed at GEOMAR and produced several first-ever stock assessments. Summary: The unknown status of inland fish stocks hinders their sustainable…

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FishBase’s 30th and SeaLifeBase’s 15th Anniversary Campaign

The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of FishBase and 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase, two online global biodiversity information systems that, together, provide biological and ecological information for more than 110,000 aquatic species of the world. As part of a year-long digital campaign aimed at celebrating the anniversaries of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in times of…

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Maximum Sustainable Yield –misconstrued and abused

In the new paper published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, “MSY needs no epitaph –but it was abused” authored by FishBase creators Dr Daniel Pauly (Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) and Dr Rainer Froese (Senior Scientist…

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