Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide

Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide (FFAB) combines bibliographic databases from around the world specializing in ichthyology, fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic and marine biology.

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At a Glance

Content Includes

  • Nearly 1.7 million citations and abstracts
  • Coverage dating back to the 1970s

Subjects Include

  • Culture and propagation
  • Diseases
  • Ecology
  • Processing and marketing
  • Fish taxonomy
  • Fisheries
  • Marine mammal research
  • Genetics and behavior
  • Habitat management
  • Marine and freshwater environments
  • Natural history
  • Parasites

Essential for Aquatic and Marine Biology Research  

FFAB is indispensable for aquatic and marine biology research and institutions involved in marine regulations, management and policy. It includes 12 of the world's major fish and fisheries databases, including FISHLIT, Aquatic Biology Citations (ABC), Fishing Industry Research Index (FIRI) and Fisheries Review.


Records and abstracts are derived from journal articles, research reports, conference proceedings, grey literature, books, monographs, theses and dissertations. 


Produced by NISC South Africa, FFAB also includes deep links from species names to FishBase which offers full-text species profies and fish illustrations for thousands of species.