General Support

Donate to FIN

Your donations will support the very efficient and committed team of around 20 persons in the Philippines. Most of them have been in the team for more than 10 years. Training new young people in our continuing effort under the supervision of senior members facilitates delivery of more accurate and validated information keeping at the same time the programming and encoding capacity. With your support, we will be able to persevere in delivering high quality scientific information to support sustainable development initiatives which promotes a balance between the exploitation of fish stocks (for food and ornamental purposes), and conservation of fish populations without the worry of time and budget constraints.

All donations will be used for data encoding, programming and research activities. Please help us by donating today.



The FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams offer the public a wide variety of interfaces to the underlying databases. We regularly add new tools, lists and queries that we deem useful and those that have been requested by our users, and design on request simple queries to create original datasets for research purposes.

For requests like designing complex queries to create extended datasets, prioritizing data encoding and checking on given taxonomic group or thematic, and developing new tools drawing on data that require substantial work beyond the regular tasks of the teams, we can assist you for your specific purposes, billed as services. Minimal amount will be charged for such services, only to cover staff time for the additional work. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn more about all the services we can offer.


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Imagine information systems with all you ever wanted to know about fishes, and all other aquatic organisms. The FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN) is a not-for-profit NGO dedicated to support the team of 20 experts that produce the monthly updated versions of FishBase and SeaLifeBase. Both FIN and the team are based in the Philippines and depend on project money and donations from generous people like you, who believe that access to knowledge about aquatic organisms should be free.


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