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Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)
APFIC is an FAO Regional Fishery Body that acts as consultative forum working in partnership with other regional organizations and arrangements and members. It provides advice, coordinates activities and acts as an information broker to increase knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia Pacific region, to underpin decision making.

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA)
The functions of the Committee are: to promote, coordinate and assist national and regional fishery surveys and research and development programmes designed to rationally utilize inland fishery resources.

Commission for Inland Fisheries of Latin America - (COPESCAL)
COPESCAL promotes the investigations for the rational use of the inland fisheries resources, to advise the Governments of the Region to establish scientific bases to apply measures of fishing planning, to support the development of the aquaculture and to encourage the training and the education to obtain these aims. (in Spanish)

European Aquaculture Society (EAS)
The main objectives of the society are to promote contacts between all involved or interested in marine and freshwater aquaculture; facilitate the circulation of aquaculture related information; promote the sponsorship of multi-disciplinary research concerning aquaculture and enhance cooperation among governmental, scientific and commercial organizations and individuals on all matters dealing with aquaculture.

European Commission - Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
The mission of the Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs is to ensure the delivery of the Commission's political priorities in the areas of fisheries, the Law of the Sea and Maritime Affairs.

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)
EIFAAC serves as an international forum for collaboration and information exchange among all European countries and for advice to member Governments on the management of inland fisheries and aquaculture.

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP)
This site contains information on European aquaculture production and a variety of linked topics concerning this important sector, and includes data on number of projects developed by the FEAP to assist the progression of European aquaculture.

FishBase is a relational database with information on fishes to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more.

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
The objectives of the GFCM are to promote the development, conservation and management of living marine resources, formulate and recommend conservation measures and encourage training cooperative projects in the Mediterranean.

GISFish is a "one stop" site from which to obtain the global experience on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Mapping as applied to Aquaculture and Inland fisheries.

GLOBEFISH is the unit in the FAO Fisheries Department responsible for information on international fish trade. The core of GLOBEFISH is the GLOBEFISH Databank. GLOBEFISH produces a number of publications including fish price reports, market studies and trend analysis.

Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
GESAMP was established in 1967 by a number of United Nations Agencies. Its purpose was to provide advice to the agencies and, through them their Member Governments on a problem that was just beginning to be recognized as a major threat.

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
NACA's role in bringing aquaculture development and aquatic resources management to address more effectively poverty, hunger and resource conservation.

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe (NACEE)
NACEE is a voluntary association of Central and Eastern European aquaculture institutions, in which all members maintain their full independence. The main mandate of this network is to facilitate that the Research & Development sphere in Central-Eastern Europe be an integral part of the European Research Area.

Regional Aqaculture Information System (RAIS)
The Regional Aqaculture Information System (RAIS) groups all Member countries of the RECOFI Commission which has decided to establish a web-based information system to facilitate the exchange of aquaculture information in the Gulf area and to develop an informal, flexible and functional network of regional experts to promote and develop the sector in the region.

Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI)
RECOFI objectives are to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilization of living marine resources and the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Gulf region.

World Aquaculture Society (WAS)
WAS is an international non-profit society with over 3 000 members in 94 countries. The primary focus of WAS is to improve communication and information exchange within the diverse global aquaculture community.

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