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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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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New study by Hay et al. provides LWR estimates of museum fish specimens to FishBase

A recent study led by Dr. Amanda Hay (Australian Museum Research Institute) and participated by Daniel Pauly (Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us), Nicolas Bailly (Q-quatics/Beaty Biodiversity Museum), Weiwei Xian (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Cui Liang (Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed a rationale and strategy for the use of museum specimens in estimating the…

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