About WorldFish Center:
Our mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. We began in 1977 as the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) based in the Philippines. In 2000 we shortened our name to The WorldFish Center and established our new headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. We’re an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization working in partnership with a wide range of government and non-governmental agencies at regional, national and local levels in the developing world, and with advanced research institutions worldwide. We have 250 staff members, including 50 Ph.D. scientists based in 10 offices in 8 countries across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From these bases, we work in more than 25 countries with more than 200 partners representing 50 countries. We currently have regional or country offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Malawi, Malaysia (HQ), Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Zambia. We are one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a group of farsighted and caring investors worldwide including governments, development banks, philanthropic organizations and development institutions.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world’s poor and hungry people. Important links of this sites are FAO Home, About FAO, Knowledge Forum, FAO Reform, Publications, Statistics, Countries, Country Briefs, Country Profiles and Topics.
FishBase was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission (EC).
Since 2001 FishBase is supported by a consortium of nine research institutions. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. FishBase 2004 is also available on DVD or CD-ROMs with full information on 28,500 species. From this site visitors may search information about fishes using common name, Genus and species name both or individual, glossary, family, country or island, ecosystem, topics etc. Moreover you may search your required reference through author, title, source and ref no. etc. This sites includes 31400 Species, 279600 Common names, 49000 Pictures, 43500 References, 1740 Collaborators. Some important links of this site: Home, FishBase Book, Best Photos, Hints, Download, Links, Fish Forum, Fish Quiz, FishWatcher, Ichthyology Course, LarvalBase and Identification
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 professional staff in 60 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The Union’s headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, in Switzerland.
With an overall focus on fisheries research and development, the oneFish Community Directory comprises an open-access, interactive internet portal in which knowledge of many types is referenced, linked to or uploaded, including news, events, jobs, documents, projects, websites and multimedia. Online discussions are either archived or hosted in oneFish and polls can be initiated. Knowledge is added manually by members and editors, or `captured’ electronically from originators’ systems. A number of individual experts, institutes, and projects manage topics and virtual offices within oneFish. Some important links of this site: PROJECTS, AQUACULTURE, FRESHWATER FISHERIES, MARINE AND COASTAL FISHERIES, UTILIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY, STAKEHOLDERS / ORGANISATIONS, VIRTUAL OFFICES and PUBLICATIONS
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