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

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Title: Database on Introductions of Aquatic Species (DIAS) from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Description:
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.]
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 17000101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES > SPECIES INTRODUCTION
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DR. DEVIN BARTLEY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
Address: Fisheries Department
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: Italy
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 39-6-5705-4376
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 39-6-5705-3020
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: devin.bartley@fao.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UN/FAO/FISH > Fisheries Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Contact_Person: FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Fisheries Department
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Address: Via delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: Italy
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: FI-Inquiries@fao.org
Resource_Description: FAO_FISHERIES_DIAS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/fishery
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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