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  • Q-quatics experts call for support on the restoration of Philippine fisheries - 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 by Oceana Philippines and Sea Around Us on January 12th of 2018 to impart their knowledge on law and science as key to sustainable management and restoration of Filipino fisheries.…

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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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  • Catch-MSY workshop in Kochi, India for the assessment of data-poor stocks in the region - 5-6 October 2017, Kochi, Kerala, India —GIZ (Indo-German Biodiversity Programme) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), in coordination with Q-quatics, organized and conducted the training-workshop on “The use of CMSY tool for assessment of Indian fish stocks in a data-poor environment”. During the course, experts introduced and trained Indian fisheries scientists on…

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  • Dr. William Cheung receives 2017 “Prix d’Excellence” award - Hats off and big congratulations to Q-quatics Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Wiliam Cheung, Associate Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the Director of Science at the Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program, latest recipient of the “Prix d’ Excellence” award from the International Council for the Exploration of the…

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  • 15th International FishBase Symposium in Tervuren BE - Since 2001, FishBase has been supported by an international consortium that includes the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren as a founding member. After two (2) successful meetings in 2007 and 2012, the Museum again hosted the 2017 steering committee meeting from 4 to 8 September, and organized an open symposium focused on…

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  • Deep linking between Reef Life Survey (RLS) and FishBase - Reef Life Survey becomes one of the external sources of species information in FishBase through deep linking. RLS can be found under “Internet Sources” of each species summary page in FishBase, e.g. Labroides dimidiatus  (Valenciennes, 1839).  Meanwhile, links to FishBase are now up on the Reef Life Survey species pages too, e.g. see bottom left,…

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  • Ocean Song Contest: Vote for open ocean science information - August marks the official kick off of the “Ocean Song Contest“, OSC for short, an amusing online game about songs of and for the oceans, originally conceptualized and designed by Dr. Rainer Froese (Senior Scientist at GEOMAR and long-term FishBase Coordinator) earlier this year to make ocean conservation campaigns and donating more fun…

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  • 2017 Le Cren Medal goes to FishBase! - On July 6th of 2017, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), officially awarded the Le Cren Medal to the FishBase Consortium and the entire FishBase Team, in honor of their valuable and lifelong contribution to fisheries science: “the world’s largest information portal of marine organisms”. The FSBI is an international learned society that promotes the interests…

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