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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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  • Deng Palomares talks to CNN on how to save the Philippine seas - What will it take to save underwater life forms and the millions who rely on them to survive? Five Filipino experts working in marine-related fields in different parts of the world, to include Q-quatics Board Member and Science Director, Deng Palomares, enlightened CNN Philippines Life about what the government can…

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  • FISHBASE sends out an S.O.S.! - We have just been informed that a major payment to support the FishBase encoders for 2018 will not be made. It comes at a time when use of FishBase produced a major scientific breakthrough (Rabosky et al., 2018) with far-reaching practical implications. This leaves us with a US$ 200,000 funding gap for…

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  • SMARTSeas PH Portal Workshop (June 2018) - During a consultation meeting with the SMARTSeas PH staff on 18 May 2018, various options to bring the accessibility and utilization of the SMARTSeas PH portal to the public and most importantly to the various agencies of the DENR – Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) to a new level, both for the benefit…

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  • Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Charles ‘Chuck’ Blend - Dr. Charles Blend is one of the very faithful sponsors of FishBase. Since 2011, ‘Chuck’, as he prefers to be called, has been supporting our work by sponsoring his favorite fish, a very ugly deep-sea species, the Humpback anglerfish or Melanocetus johnsonii.  According to Dr. Blend, FishBase is basically his ‘Fish Bible’. He…

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