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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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  • FishBase and FishNet2 join forces to revive the global thematic Fish OBIS node - Breaking News! Together, FishNet2 and FishBase comprise the new Global Thematic Fish OBIS Node! The new partnership delegates the provision of specimen-vouchered occurrences and data derived from specimens to FishNet2, while FishBase is tasked to provide occurrence data gathered from trawling surveys, ecological monitoring, field data sampling and more. FishBase (www.fishbase.org) is…

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  • Job Opening: Research Assistant (1) for SeaLifeBase - Position ID                 ResAsst 1 SLB Hours                            Full-time Regular Location                       Los Baños, Laguna Salary                            Commensurate with required qualifications Quantitative…

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  • William Cheung bags Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award - Another prestigious celebration for Q-quatics Board of Trustee member, Dr. Wai Lung “William” Cheung (University of British Columbia), this year’s winner of the Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award given by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC).  Dr. Cheung is an Associate Professor at the…

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  • Collaborator Spotlight: Charles Blend - Dr. Charles Blend is one of FishBase’s very faithful sponsors. 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 uses FishBase…

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  • Strategic Planning Workshop: Participatory Leadership - To start the year on the right footing, so to speak, the Q-quatics team (FishBase, SeaLifeBase, Sea Around Us, AquaMaps and  Catalogue of Life) engaged in an in-house workshop led and facilitated by Q-quatics Board Chair, Dr. Cornelia ‘Conny’ Nauen, President of Mundus maris. The said activity was held on the…

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  • Q-quatics experts call for support on the restoration of Philippine fisheries - Under the auspices of  Oceana Philippines and Sea Around Us, fisheries experts led by one of the world’s top fisheries scientists Dr. Daniel Pauly (Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us at UBC and FishBase co-founder) were gathered together in Manila on 12 January 2018 to impart their knowledge on law and science as key to sustainable management and restoration…

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  • New regional fish atlas published - A new regional fish atlas was just recently published by the EGREE Foundation. The atlas entitled “Finfish Atlas of the EGREE Region” presents accounts for over 600 fish species of the East Godavari Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) on the northeastern coast of India. In addition to the usual meristics and descriptions of morphology and coloration,…

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  • Fisheries science for kids - In collaboration with Science Journal for Kids, Dr. Rainer Froese (Senior Scientist at GEOMAR and FishBase Consottium Coordinator) translated one of his recent papers, “Minimizing the impacts of fishing” (Froese et al., 2016) into a simplified and more visual instructional material fit for understanding of non-experts and suited for use in schools with questions and…

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  • 2017 FishBase SE Symposium: The Polar Seas (Polarhaven) - The Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet) in Stockholm, one of the ten (10) international institutes and organizations comprising the FishBase Consortium (FBC), hosts a FishBase Symposium in Sweden annually.  With the theme “Polarhaven” (The Polar Seas) for this year, the 2017 symposium was organized and successfully conducted on 16 October (Monday)…

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