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Fisheries global information networks

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socio-economic and legal aspects.

The FAO Fishing Vessels Finder (FVF) is an online tool to locate information on individual fishing vessels (including supporting vessels, carriers, fishery research vessels and inspection boats) that are disseminated - or were disseminated in the past - by a range of national, multi-national, regional and international organizations.

The Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) provides a mechanism to coordinate fishery statistical programmes of regional fishery bodies and other inter-governmental organizations with a remit for fishery statistics.

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

Library and information networks provide a forum for the sharing of information resources and expertise. Networks provide mechanisms for strengthening individual libraries, for providing cost-effective access to a wider range of information resources and for the effective dissemination of information to a wider audience.

The Fisheries Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS) is a partnership of intergovernmental fisheries organizations that share a wide range of high-quality information on the global monitoring and management of marine fishery resources.

Web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on marine species.

The UN Atlas of the Oceans is an Internet portal providing information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans. It is designed for policy-makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and for scientists, students and resource managers who need access to databases and approaches to sustainability. The UN Atlas can also provide the ocean industry and stakeholders with pertinent information on ocean matters.

Trade information networks

The FISHINFONetwork (FIN) consists of 7 independent intergovernmental organisations as well as FAO GLOBEFISH, a unit situated in the Fisheries Department of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO). Created to assist the fishery sector particularly in developing countries and countries in transition, the network provides services to private industry and to governments.

Regional Aquaculture Networks

The Aquaculture Network for the Americas is an intergovernmental organism of regional cooperation, of voluntary adhesion, based on the principles of transparency, equity, compromise, and social and environmental responsibility. Mission: To contribute to the sustainable and equitable development of the aquaculture through regional cooperation of the countries of the American continent, focusing on the social, economic, scientific, technologic, and environmental aspects.

SIPAM has been conceived with the aim of contributing to the Mediterranean aquaculture development through improving the flow of aquaculture information among the participating countries in the Mediterranean Basin.

The Regional Aquaculture 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.

NACA's role in bringing aquaculture development and aquatic resources management to address more effectively poverty, hunger and resource conservation.

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.

 
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