FishBase – SeaLifeBase Symposium

30 years FishBase – 15 years SeaLifeBase

1st circular
3 June 2021

The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN), in partnership with the Société Française d'Ichtyologie (SFI), the Union des Conservateurs d'Aquariums de France, and the Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée, is organizing a symposium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase.

This event will be held on 6 and 7 September 2021 in Paris (France) at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution of the MNHN.

This symposium will be an opportunity to illustrate different uses of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in the fields of ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy or aquariology. It will highlight the contribution of these two global information systems to the knowledge of biodiversity and the sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems..

A special issue related to this event will be published in the journal Cybium, co-edited by Alexander Tilley (Senior Scientist, WorldFish, Vice-chair of the FishBase Consortium, and Fabrice Teletchea (University of Lorraine, Vice-chair of Q-quatics, The deadline to send manuscript is September, 30th, 2021.

We can registered and submit yours subtracts at the following address:

Several consortium members have already confirmed their presentation: Rainer Froese (GEOMAR), Daniel Pauly, Maria Lourdes Palomares, Nicolas Bailly (UBC), Jos Snoeks (MRAC), Kim Friedmann (FAO), Alexander Tilley (WorldFish), et Fabrice Teletchea (Université de Lorraine).

The registration fee is 50 €, before 30 June 2021.

The detailed program will be communicate by early July.

The organizing committee of the 2021 FishBase-SeaLifeBase symposium
Patrice Pruvost, Philippe Béarez, Fabrice Teletchea and Valérie Gaudant (SFI)


* Due to the health crisis and depending on the evolution of the situation, presentations and participations may be modified until the last moment. The conference will be available by videoconference.