The FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN) is a domestic non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in the Philippines in September 2003 to support the availability of comprehensive information system(s) with key data on all aquatic organisms of the world, easily accessible and free-of-charge to the public. FIN was created and is supported by the FishBase Consortium, a group of nine international Institutes and Organizations, which provides long-term support to FishBase ( Members of the FishBase Consortium are: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome, Italy); WorldFish (Penang, Malaysia); Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Kiel, Germany); Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm, Sweden); Africa Museum (Tervuren, Belgium); Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France); Sea Around Us, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada); Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece); Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (Beijing, China); and Universidade Federal De Sergipe (Sergipe, Brazil). The Coordinator of the FishBase Consortium is the Chair of FIN’s Board of Trustees.

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