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ASFA Advisory Board Meeting, Oostende (Belgium), 11-15 June 2018 - Click on image to enlarge
ASFA Advisory Board Meeting, Oostende (Belgium), 11-15 June 2018 - Click on image to enlarge

Overwhelmingly cited by the majority of aquatic and marine science librarians as their primary database, the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) database is the premier reference in the field of fisheries, aquatic and marine sciences. Input to the ASFA database is provided by a growing international network of information centers monitoring over 3,000 serial publications, in addition to books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and grey literature covering the science, technology and management of marine, brackishwater, and freshwater environments.

Although primarily English language, publications in over 40 other languages are translated, indexed and included in the database. Published since 1971, the ASFA database at present contains more than 2,500,000 records.

The ASFA database is produced under the auspices of the ASFA Partnership, a network that includes 4 United Nations sponsoring agencies and more than 50 international and national partners as well as further 45 collaborating institutions and the ASFA Publisher. Each ASFA Partner is tasked with abstracting and indexing the aquatic and marine science literature published in their region. The ASFA Partners are represented on the ASFA Advisory Board.

The ASFA database has been published and distributed worldwide under a cooperative agreement between the ASFA Publisher (ProQuest) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. FAO provides the Secretariat for the ASFA Partnership.

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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Secretariat

Fishery Statistics and Information Branch (FIAS)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153
Rome

Email: ASFA-Secretariat@fao.org

 
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