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Oceana American Oceans Campaign ( Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world's oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.

Fish Habitat Databases: Links to many sites. (

Fisheries News (

AquaNIC: Aquaculture Network Information Center ( AquaNIC houses or provides links to thousands of state, national, and international aquaculture publications, newsletters, visual media, calendars, job services, directories and specialty sections for species and production systems.

Atlantic Herring ( The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is one of nearly 200 herring species in the family Clupeidae. One of the most important and abundant fish in Gulf of Maine, the Atlantic herring has provided food and lobster bait for coastal communities and forms a critical link between plankton and the animals that prey on herring. Current research in the Gulf focuses on population dynamics.

Sea Food Lovers Guide ( Consult this card when you go to restaurants or markets with fish on your mind. Your seafood choices can help make our oceans healthy again

Economic value to Newfoundland Canada in 1997-1999 (

FishBase Global Information System on Fishes ( Information on FishBase, a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more.

National Academy of Sciences Press ( NAP publishes over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by NAP are unique in that they attract the nation's leading experts in every field to serve on their blue ribbon panels and committees.

Report on Effects of Trawling and Dredging on Seafloor Habitat (

National Marine Fisheries Service of NOAA ( dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems. As a steward, NOAA Fisheries conserves, protects, and manages living marine resources in a way that ensures their continuation as functioning components of marine ecosystems, affords economic opportunities, and enhances the quality of life for the American public.

Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory ( The Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory (PFEL) is a research unit of the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southwest Fisheries Science Center. It is home to the Pacific Fisheries Environmental Group (PFEG). The group was formed in 1969 to develop data bases and to conduct research on fishery-related effects of natural environmental variability over a broad range of scientific, management, and operational concerns of the government and the fishing industry of the United States.

Upwelling Indices for the West Coast of North America (

Pacific Seafood: Commercial Seafood Information (

Food and Agriculture Organization Fisheries Database (

Rediagnosing the Oceans ( a short film which presents a medical analogy to illustrate the importance of historical perspective. Similar to the woman in the film, life in the oceans is in a state of crisis. We need new approaches of treatment to avoid irreparable losses.

Science Magazine ( Special Issue on Ecology Through Time ( focusing on fisheries.

SeaWeb ( A project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it.

World Aquaculture ( Aquaculture is the agriculture of the oceans. To provide a more balanced view of the marine ecosystem and the seafood industry this site focuses on both the cultivation of seafood and the harvesting of seafood from the wild. The cultivation aspect of aquaculture is described in the culture section, while the harvest of wild species is explained in the capture section.

Species Information (


Revised on: 2 February, 2005