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Fish species identification, Global information system on fishes, Fish conservation, Sustainable fisheries management

FishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes. Its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species has now grown to having a wide range of information on all species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years. FishBase is hosted by Quantitative Aquatics, Incorporated (Q-quatics), (, a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in the development and management of global databases on aquatic organisms. Management of the Fishbase is in the Philippines, while members of the 13-member consortium are based all around the world.

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