FAO Terminology Portal

The FAO Terminology Portal, or FAO Term Portal, has been created to store, manage and update concepts, terms and definitions related to the various fields of FAO’s activity. The idea is to offer a single search window for all glossaries, in one or several languages, as a mechanism to enhance the exchange of information and facilitate communication.

Tips for an efficient search:

  1. Drop prepositions, articles, apostrophes, hyphens, slashes, commas and other punctuation marks.
  2. Try both British and American spelling (e.g. search for “organization” and “organisation”).
  3. Use the singular form (e.g. search for “chickpea” instead of “chickpeas”), or use the form without ending (e.g. search for “propert” instead of “property” or “properties”).
  4. Separate the words, if doubtful (e.g. search for "water mark" instead of "watermark" or "water-mark").

AQUATIC SPECIES collection: The taxonomic codes are in the process of being updated in the Portal. For the time being, please refer to the codes contained in the latest version of the ASFIS List of Species for Fishery Statistics Purposes, on the ASFIS official web page (https://www.fao.org/fishery/en/collection/asfis).

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