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Fish Watchers

Main Project Information
Presented By International Game Fish Association
Goal Create national fish biodiversity database.
Task Record where and when you saw or caught a fish.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

FishBase is an information system with key data on the biology of all fishes. The information will be used to create up-to-date distribution maps to assist in monitoring trends in biodiversity.

Divers, anglers, aquarists, and researchers can create their personal or institutional databases of where and when they have seen, caught, or acquired a particular fish. Biodiversity managers can create national fish biodiversity databases to keep track of local regulations and uses. Anthropologists can create a database on local knowledge about fish.

Similar to an encyclopedia, FishBase offers different things for different people. Fishery managers, teachers and students, taxonomists, conservationists, policymakers, research scientists, funding agencies, zoologists and physiologists, ecologists, geneticists, and the fishing industry, anglers, and scholars will find more than 100,000 common names of fishes together with the language/culture in which they are used and comments on their etymology.

How to Join

Complete this registration form to become a Fish Watcher:

Social Media
Required Gear

Standard fishing equipment and a computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing
Tags in oceans, lakes, ocean, rivers, streams, while fishing
Project Updated 08/03/2017