The FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN) is legally registered in the Philippines as a non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in the development and management of a global fish database. It was given a Certificate of Registration with Company Reg. No. CN200320246 by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on the 22nd of September 2003.
By virtue of creating FIN and being operated exclusively for scientific purposes, FIN has been granted a tax-free status by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue, Region 9 at San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines, on the 8th of July, 2005. FIN is therefore exempted from the payment of income tax with respect to income received through grants from donor organizations. This status and privilege have enabled FIN to allocate a great percentage of donor funds to support encoding and research activities.
FIN transacts business at its office located at the Municipality of Los Baños in the Province of Laguna, a site approximately 68 kilometers south of Manila. Its postal address is: G.S. Khush Hall, IRRI-Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines.
Certificate of Incorporation: Company Reg. No. CN200320246, registered at the Philippine Securities and Exchange Comminision, on 22 September 2003.
Certificate of Registration: OCN No. IRC000148123, Tax Identification No. (TIN): 228-797-698-000, issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Revenue District No. 056, on 26 January 2004.