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  • Rainer Froese comments on new paper that showed how much climate change has already impacted global fisheries to date - Science writer Erik Stokstad recently interviewed Dr. Rainer Froese (GEOMAR) about the findings of a newly published paper which studied the impact that climate change has had so far on global fisheries. The lead author, Chris Free, is a fisheries scientist who created a computer model of the way fish populations respond…

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  • Vision and Mission - Vision Q-quatics is a non-profit organization maintaining and developing a network of information systems that provide biodiversity and fisheries data on all aquatic life on earth and the related analytical tools for their sustainable management and/or conservation. Our vision is to provide the basic knowledge of humanity in this domain…

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  • Job Opening: Research Assistant 1 - Position Title: Research Assistant 1 Position ID: ResAsst 1 Qq Hours:     Full-time Project Location:  Los Baños, Laguna, Phils. (local hiring) Salary: Commensurate with required qualifications Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in the Philippines in February 2017. Q-quatics was created to support the assembly and…

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  • Q-quatics 2019: Road Ahead - Q-quatics revved up the year with a mini-symposium, “Q-quatics 2019: Road ahead”, which gathered local and international marine and freshwater scientists, and introduced the various avenues Q-quatics seeks to carry out its fisheries and oceans research mandate through valuable collaborations and partnerships with the global scientific community. The said event…

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  • FishBase experts train NFRDI NSAP personnel on Freshwater Fish ID - FishBase team members, Dr. Armi Torres and Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Jr., were invited as resource speakers to the “National Training on Freshwater Fish Identification and Reproductive Biology” organized by NFRDI Philippines on 8-13 October 2018, held at the BFAR Region XIII headquarters in Butuan City, Philippines. The said training course apprised the NFRDI –…

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  • List of Publications - Babali, N., Kacher, M., Belhabib, D., Louanchi, F. and D. Pauly. 2018. Recreational fisheries economics between illusion and reality: The case of Algeria. PloS one 13(8):e0201602. Bailly, N., S. Kullander, et al. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biol 16(3): e2005075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pbio.2005075 Belhabib, D., K. Greer and…

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  • Deng recognized by Frontiers for outstanding efforts as Specialty Chief Editor - Big congratulations to Q-quatics Science Director, the SeaLifeBase Project Coordinator, and Sea Around Us Project Manager, Dr. Ma. Lourdes ‘Deng’ Palomares who recently received an award for her outstanding efforts as Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Marine Science. This award is granted by the journal’s Community Support Fund. Acknowledging Dr. Palomares’ hard work in…

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  • Gelli goes to GEOMAR for on-the-job-training in CMSY analyses, etc. - Vina “Gelli” Parducho, Q-quatics research staff and SeaLifeBase team member, traveled all the way from the Philippines to GEOMAR [Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research] in Kiel, Germany to undergo a one-month special training course (26 May to 23 June 2018) with none other than FishBase Coordinator and current FishBase Consortium (FBC) Chair, Dr. Rainer Froese. Gelli is in-charge of providing…

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  • Scientific Consortium meets to plan future of FishBase - Representatives and guests of the FishBase Consortium from 12 international scientific institutions met at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel from 3 to 7 September 2018 to discuss plans for future activities and projects of FishBase, the world’s largest information portal on marine and freshwater fishes. FishBase contains…

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  • Use of FishBase data and maps produced a major scientific breakthrough! - A team of scientists and researchers (Rabosky et al.) recently analyzed the evolutionary relationships among >30,000 fish species and arrived at astonishing findings which lead to a conclusion that the rate of species formation was fastest at the highest latitudes and in the coldest ocean waters which have lower densities…

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