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Database on Introductions of Aquatic Species (DIAS) from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Entry ID: FAO_FISHERIES_DIAS


Summary
Abstract: The Database on Introduction of Aquatic Species (DIAS) contains
information on introductions of freshwater and marine fish, molluscs
and crustaceans. It is produced by the Fisheries Department of the
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

The database includes records of species introduced or transferred
from one country to another and does not consider movements of species
inside the same country. Coverage of accidental introductions of
organisms (e.g., through ship ballast waters) is not complete and
records on this topic have been generally entered only when important
impacts on fisheries or on the environment have been caused.

In light of the international interest in introduced species by groups
such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, NGO's and the private
aquaculture sector, this database represents an important source of
information on both the benefits and risks of species introductions.

The following information is potentially available in the database for
each introduction event:
Genus and species name
Country introduced to
Country introduced from
Year of introduction
Reasons for introduction
Introducer
Establishment of introduced species in the wild
Method of establishment of species
Use as aquaculture species
Type of ecological effects
Type of socio-economic effects

Users aware of other introductions of aquatic species not already
included in the database or that have additional information on the
records in the database are requested to fill in the Input Form.

Access the database on the WWW:
"http://www.fao.org/waicent/portal/about_en.asp"

[This summary was adapted from information on the FAO/DIAS WWW page
and from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission WWW pages.]

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1700-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXOTIC SPECIES >SPECIES INTRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ECONOMY
OCEANS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
FAO/FI


Data Center
Fisheries Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.fao.org/fishery

Data Center Personnel
Name: FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
Email: FI-Inquiries at fao.org
Contact Address:
Fisheries Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy



Distribution
Distribution_Media: WWW searchable database


Personnel
DR. DEVIN BARTLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39-6-5705-4376
Fax: 39-6-5705-3020
Email: devin.bartley at fao.org
Contact Address:
Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
Fisheries Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy


MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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