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Global Information System on Fishes
Welcome to the world of fishes. The purpose of this page is to give you background information on FishBase, a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. FishBase 2004 is also available on DVD or CD-ROMs with full information on 28,500 species. It comes together with the FishBase 2000 book and can be ordered for 95 US$ including air-mail.
FishBase was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission (EC). Since 2001 FishBase is supported by a consortium of seven research institutions (see below).
FishBase Consortium Members
|Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United
University of British Columbia
|Muséum National d'Histoire
|Royal Museum for Central Africa,Tervuren
|Swedish Museum of Natural History
|Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
|Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
|California Academy of Sciences
|Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
|Bureau of Rural Sciences, Australia
|International Gamefish Association
|Census of Marine Live
|BMBF Förderkennzeichen: 03F0311A
|ENBI European Network for Biodiversity Information
|ISI Current Web Content
|StudyWeb® Academic Excellence Award
|Award of Excellence: Study Sphere
|This FishBase mirror is hosted by Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC