This database is based on the book “Glossary of Korean, Chinese and Japanese Fishery Terminology” (ISBN 978-89-89334-43-9, published in November 2008 in Korea). This book was published under the cooperation of three fisheries research organizations: Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, and National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Korea, as one of activities to promote mutual research exchanges further.
To widen the utilization of this Terminology, we have made this database and opened it here. We wish this database is useful for not only persons who are relating to fisheries but also the ordinary people.

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Database Structure and its Usage

This database consists of “Aquatic Organisms“, which are composed of the scientific names and common names, and “General Terms“, which are composed of general terms in fisheries. Aquatic Organisms are divided into the following taxa.
Marine fishes, Freshwater fishes, Crustaceans, Mollusks(except for Cephalopods), Cephalopods, Other invertebrates, Marine mammals, and Algae.
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