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.
Why Donate to FIN?
FishBase and SeaLifeBase aim to make all relevant information on all fishes of the world available for free on the internet. This ambitious task is achieved through a network of international partners coordinated by a Consortium of currently nine (9) scientific institutions (CAFS, AUTH, FAO, FC-UBC, The WorldFish Center, GEOMAR, MNHM, MRAC, NRM) who are providing support for this work. The bulk of data entry and maintenance is done by a team of specialists based in the Philippines. Funding for this team comes from research and development projects secured by Consortium partners and supported by our donors. Additional support from our database users/target clients will aid us to continue delivering high quality scientific information which support sustainable development initiatives that promote balance between the exploitation of fish stocks for food and ornamental purposes, and conservation of fish populations.
FishBase also accepts donations from private sponsors and in recognition, shows their logo and link in selected 'Species Summary' pages (see sample: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Melanocetus-johnsonii.html). Sponsorships start at US$ or € 100 per species per year, depending on the species’ popularity in FishBase. Our ranking below refers to the top 100 species or the most visited pages in FishBase. Prices per year and species on all FishBase servers except the no-ads server in Stockholm (fishbase.se) are as follows:
- 1-10 / US$ or € 1,000
- 11-30 / US$ or € 500
- 31-50 / US$ or € 300
- 51-100 / US$ or € 200
- > 100 / US$ or € 100
Donations can be made in cash, check, credit card, bank deposits or telegraphic transfer. Click here to start donating to FIN. Thank you in advance.