How much fish is left? Assessments for 2,500 stocks now available from the Sea Around Us database

Under the premise of finding out how much fish is left in our oceans since 1950, when industrial fishing operations began to spread to the world oceans, the Sea Around Us team together with the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean, and the FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams assessed the status of over 2,500…

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Daniel Pauly presents work with Q-quatics on documenting and mapping the time series global expansion of industrial fishing at the WFC2021

The four-day World Fish Congress 2021 held late September in Adelaide, Australia had over 800 presentations, including the one by Dr. Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase and Principal Investigator of Sea Around Us. The WFC2021 was conducted in a hybrid format –with both in-person and online presentations and discussion forums,…

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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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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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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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Armi Torres: FishBase’s freshwater expert

When Armi Torres joined FishBase at age 25, she couldn’t have predicted the turns her career as a marine biologist would take. For years, the ocean had been the compass that guided her professional path so little did she know that she would end up diving into the depths of…

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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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