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The Fisheries Branch Library (FBL) was established in 1967 to provide specialized library and information services to FAO staff and to disseminate FAO information to fisheries and aquaculture organizations in Member Countries. Its collection includes over 1,600 periodical titles and more than 20,000 reports on developing and tropical fisheries and aquaculture.

The most recent and frequently used publications are physically located in the Fisheries & Aquaculture Branch Library. The older collection is integrated in the David Lubin Memorial Library of FAO, whose total collection is approaching a million volumes. Access to this large, multidisciplinary and historic collection is of benefit to our information users. For those who may be interested, information about the origins, resources and services of this historical UN Library are available at General information - David Lubin Memorial Library.


As part of FAO transformational changes, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Branch Library will be permanently closed from February 2014 with its staff and collections moved over to the FAO David Lubin Memorial Library (DLML). After settling down in DLML and along with new duties, the current FBL staff will continue providing specialized fisheries and aquaculture information services to the internal and external library users. Maria Kalentsits will act as “fisheries focal point” in DLML, while Armand Gribling will continue to look after the collection of documents published by and stored in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.

Starting from February 2014, you are kindly asked to send you reference queries to FAO-Library-Reference e-mail account FAO-Library-Reference@fao.org instead of FI-library account. Please note that the FI-library account will be permanently closed after a transition period of a couple of months. For issues related to the FI grey literature projects or library networking activities in the area of fisheries and aquaculture, please contact Maria send an email or Armand directly.

We apologize for any inconvenience or delay in addressing your requests during the transition period.

Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all partners and users whom the Fisheries and Aquaculture Branch Library was privileged to work with over more than 45 years of the library’s existence at FAO.



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