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AsiaPacific-FishWatch has now been moved to a new home site:

We will be leaving this site up for the present, until all information is relocated.

Updated Status of the World Tuna Stocks

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation has just updated its regular, peer-reviewed  report on the status of 23 tuna fish stocks, and added an excellent infographic to show the size of catches of the stocks at a glance.

ISSF Infographic of Catch of 23 Tuna Stocks

Check out the ISSF news item and link to the Updated Status of the Stocks.


Lessons Learned from Preparing the Skipjack Presentation

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis, Linnaeus, 1758). Picture: SPC

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis, Linnaeus, 1758). Picture: SPC

By Meryl Williams

At the 10th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, held from 30 April to 4 May in Yeosu, Korea, I presented a paper on the lessons learned from preparing to soon-to-be released skipjack species profile. The presentation benefited from earlier discussions with Dr Patricia Kailola who undertook most of the preparation of the skipjack profile.

Here is the Abstract, and here is the PPT



SEAFDEC/AQD launches Institute Respository

In another welcome addition to the availability of information, the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department has launched its Institute Repository. With hundreds of papers, books, handbooks, extension manuals, articles and newsletter items reaching back to 1978, this collection is also readily searchable and will be further augmented by pictures, videos, presentations and other products.

Hunting & gathering fisheries, aquaculture information

AsiaPacific-FishWatch is rising to the challenge of finding information on Asia-Pacific fish species, their fisheries and aquaculture and the people who bring them through the supply chain to our bowls and plates. Much of it is not written down, and even some that is can be difficult to find. Therefore, with great joy, I came across the e-print collection of one of the larger fisheries research institute in the region – the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Here is the e-prints address: Loaded with scans of publications going back to 1948, and up to the present, you can search the more than 8,000 papers by year, author, subject, document type or division.  The collection is also indexed in many of the main academic services, including Scientific Commons, Scirus and Google.

Meryl Williams

CMFRI HQ, Kochi, Kerala, India

AsiaPacific-FishWatch plans highlighted at 9AFAF

At the recently concuded 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum of the Asian Fisheries Society, AsiaPacific-FishWatch was mentioned in the Keynote Address, ‘Better Science, Better Fish, Better Life‘  and presented and discussed in a lively Session of the Forum (see AsiaPacific-FishWatch-9AFAF)