Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home
|Description||A large and extensively accessed biological database about fishes of Bangladesh|
|Comprehensive species data, including taxonomy, biometrics, behaviour, distribution, morphometrics, broodstock, spawning , nursery behaviour, prey and predators, geographical distribution,techniques for rearing, habitats and photos.|
|Organisms||Fish species (finfish)|
|Research center||Aquatic Biodiversity Lab. Department of Fisheries University of Rajshahi Bangladesh|
|License||CC-BY-NC for data; various levels of licensing for media files (pictures, sounds, ...) to be checked case by case|
Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home is a global online database of information about fish species of Bangladesh. It is the largest and most extensively accessed online database on fishes of Bangladesh on the web. Over time it has "evolved into a dynamic and versatile ecological tool", widely cited in fisheries educational institution of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home provides comprehensive data, including information such as identification keys, broodstock, spawning, nursery behaviour, prey and predators, and growth stages, geographical distribution, biometrics and morphology, behaviour and habitats, ecology and population dynamics as well as reproductive, metabolic and genetic data on fishes of Bangladesh. It also includes information of specific interest to aquaculturists and techniques for rearing fish species of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home included descriptions in multilingual 2 languages and aims to include all the key data on fishes of Bangladesh, with an emphasis on standardizing the data, making it easy to extract and combine data with other data, and offering powerful presentation tools.
The origins of Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home go back to the 2007s when the fisheries scientist ABM Mohsin and his student Shams Muhammad Galib and Md Mehedi Hasan found themselves struggling for collecting all data about the fishes (ornamental, exotic and native species) of Bangladesh. It can be difficult for fisheries, aquaculture and hatchery scientists and managers to get the information they need on the species that concern them, because the relevant facts can be scattered and buried across numerous journal articles, reports, newsletters and other sources. It can be particularly difficult for people in developing countries who need such information. An answer to this situation is to consolidate all the available information, drawn from the global sources, into an easily accessed database.
Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home was subsequently extended to cover all finfish and also other aquatic organisms of Bangladesh, and was launched on the Web in later of 2007. It is now the most accessed online database for fishes of Bangladesh.
As awareness of Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home has grown among fish specialists, it has attracted over the related students, teachers and fishery professionals of Bangladesh. Since 2007 Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home has been supervised by a team named by BdFISH team and functions as the coordinating body.
- Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
- Bangladesh National Infokosh