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The Species Identification and Data Programme
 
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  Regional Guides

Regional GuidesA series of regional publications addressed primarily to field workers in all sectors of fisheries.
Each regional set of identification sheets is designed as a comprehensive, coded, annotated, and illustrated inventory of the species of interest in the region covered.
These documents are based on contributions of a large group of taxonomists and fishery workers.
Western Central Atlantic
Western Central Pacific
Pacifico Centro Oriental
Méditerranée et Mer Noire
Southern Ocean
Western Indian Ocean
Eastern Central Atlantic
Eastern Indian Ocean & Western Central Pacific
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  Field Guides

Field GuidesGuides to commercial species entering fish landings of individual countries or groups of countries.They are aimed particularly at national data collectors in need of quick identification of species in markets and landing places for the specific purpose of improving statistical and other fisheries data by species. These field guides are based on illustrations, with a minimum of text, including nomenclature (scientific, FAO, national and local names), information on size, habitat, and fishing gear.
They are intended as summaries, to complement, at national level, the species identification sheets for the region concerned.
Angola
Cambodian MekongFresh water
Gulf of Guinea
Kenya
Kuwait, Eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Quatar & The United Arab Emirates
Madagascar
Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks & rays
Eastern and Southern Mediterranean
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Northern Coast of Southamerica
Pakistan
Red Sea sharks & rays
Senegal
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Tanzania Fresh water
Tanzania Marine
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  Species Catalogues

Species catalogue for Fishery PurposesWorldwide, annotated, and illustrated inventories of species for each of the world's major commercial groups of fishery resources. Comprehensive reviews of present knowledge on species and stocks of aquatic organisms of present or potential economic interest as well as conservation aspects.
These publications include general information on the group and information by species including scientific nomenclature, international and local names, diagnostic features, geographical distribution, biology, fisheries and relevant literature.
Billfishes
Cephalopods vol.I-II
Cephalopods (1984)
Clupeoids I
Clupeoids II
Cartilaginous Fishes - Indian Ocean
Emperors
Fusiliers
Gadiforms
Groupers Lampreys
Marine lobsters
Marine mammals
Merluzas
Nemipterids
Ophidiiforms
Pearl perches
Scombrids
Sea Cucumbers Sea Turtles
Sharks - North Atlantic
Sharks vol.II
Sharks 1&2 (1984)
Shrimps & Prawns
Sillaginids
Snake mackerels
Snappers
Threadfins
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  CD-ROMs

CD-ROMsA CD-ROM collection of digitized species identification publications.
Species Catalogues 1-18
Sharks, rays and chimaeras
Eastern Central Atlantic
Eastern Indian Ocean & Western Central Pacific
Pacífico Centro-Oriental
Western Indian Ocean
Méditerranée et Mer Noire
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  Species Synopsis

Species Catalogues and synopsis seriesDetailed descriptions of one (occasionally several) species of interest for fisheries. A collection of all available and reliable bibliographic referenced or unpublished data.

Main headings usually are: Taxonomy (nomenclature, morphology), Distribution, Life history, Population structure, Exploitation, Use, and Management.
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  Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets
On line detailed descriptions of one species.

Main headings are: Taxonomy, Nomenclature, Diagnosis, Geographical distribution, Habitat and biology, Size, Interest to fisheries, and Bibliography.

Also provided are line drawings, photos when available, distribution maps, regularly updated capture and aquaculture production graphs, and links to related sites.
 
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