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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 currently hosted by the 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 consortium are based all around the world.

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