FishBase and SeaLifeBase 2021 Anniversary Symposium – Magnifique!

The always buzzing Paris – which did it best to exhibit its usual accelerated rhythm even in pandemic times -, hosted on September 6-7, 2021, an equally dynamic FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution of the National Museum of Natural History. One presentation after the next,…

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Meet the members of the FishBase Consortium

Created in the year 2000, the FishBase Consortium’s mandate is to support the growth, sustainability and public accessibility of FishBase. Since 2005, it also oversees SeaLifeBase.

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Rodolfo Reyes Jr.: The morphology guy

Rodolfo Reyes Jr., aka Rudy, joined FishBase in 1993 after working on a series of coral reef fisheries projects at the Marine Science Institute of his Alma Mater, the University of the Philippines. Although he was hired at FishBase to work on morphology data, Rudy’s very first task was completely…

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Application of CMSY to reanalyze longest time series of catches and largest fishery collapse in history

Results of using CMSY, advanced yet easy to use fish stock assessment model developed at GEOMAR by Froese et al., to reanalyze more than five centuries of cod fishing in Eastern Canada suggests that annual yields could have been sustained at high levels if authorities had allowed the stock of…

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Luisa Abucay: Miss Catalogue of Life

Luisa Abucay, also known as Isay, is a biologist with a master’s degree in food science who started working at the umbrella organization under which FishBase, SeaLifeBase and AquaMaps functioned, FishBase Information, Inc. (FIN), back in 2010. Her job consisted of maintaining and assembling datasets for the Catalogue of Life…

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Aque Atanacio: The artist behind FishBase

Rachel ‘Aque’ Atanacio joined FishBase in 1995 when the project needed a graphic designer and her other contract at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management was ending. Trained directly under the guidance of professional artists, Aque’s skills caught the eye of Rainer Froese who was looking for someone…

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2021 FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium –pushing forward this September

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), in partnership with the Société Française d’Ichtyologie (SFI), the Union des Conservateurs d’Aquariums de France, and the Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée, is organizing the 2021 annual symposium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15thanniversary of SeaLifeBase. It will be held on 6 and 7 September…

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Nina Garilao: A serendipitous landing in FishBase, AquaMaps

Cristina Garilao, a.k.a. Nina, is originally from Manila but has been living in Kiel for nearly 13 years now. Her work in Germany revolves around projects that help maintain the database and web interface of AquaMaps, a platform that hosts standardized distribution maps for over 33,500 species of fishes, marine…

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Kathleen Kesner-Reyes: The AquaMaps expert

Kathleen Kesner-Reyes has a background in anthropology, but she has dedicated most of her professional life to working on marine biodiversity information systems. After spending three years doing fieldwork for the Bolinao Marine Laboratory of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute, in 1995, she joined the International Center…

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