A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT: Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute Repositories

Research agencies are very important social institutions in fisheries and aquaculture. Over the decades, their knowledge continues to grow and multiply, enriched through partnerships, outreach and synergies between existing and new ideas. The electronic information era creates new opportunities to make agency knowledge more accessible through creating institute repositories. In the last year, two major research agencies have made their publications available through new institute repositories.

1. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/. Loaded with scans of publications going back to 1948, and up to the present, you can search the more than 8,000 papers by year, author, subject, document type or division. The collection is also indexed in many of the main academic services, including Scientific Commons, Scirus and Google.

2. SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department. http://repository.seafdec.org.ph/ With hundreds of papers, books, handbooks, extension manuals, articles and newsletter items reaching back to 1978, this collection is also readily searchable and will be further augmented by pictures, videos, presentations and other products.

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