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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 14: Life Below Water


A fish is an aquatic, anamniotic, gill-bearing vertebrate animal with swimming fins and a hard skull, but lacking limbs with digits. Fish can be grouped into the more basal jawless fish and the more common jawed fish, the latter including all living cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as the extinct placoderms and acanthodians. Most fish are cold-blooded, their body temperature varying with the surrounding water, though some large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Many fish can communicate acoustically with each other, such as during courtship displays.

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Organizations relating to Fish

International Society of Fish and Shellfish Immunology / Oslo, Norway / Est. 1990
European Elasmobranch Association / Plymouth, UK / Est. 1996
European Ichthyological Society / Anavyssos, Greece / Est. 1976
European Association of Fish Producers Organizations / Ostend, Belgium / Est. 1980
European Tropical Tuna Trade and Industry Committee / Paris, France / Est. 2004
Oceania Chondrichthyan Society / Townsville QLD, Australia / Est. 2005
International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean / Shizuoka, Japan / Est. 1995
International Symposium for Fish Parasitology / Est. 1983
Comité des organisations nationales des importateurs et exportateurs de poisson de l'UE / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1963
Wild Salmon Center / Portland OR, USA / Est. 1992
Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region / Casablanca, Morocco / Est. 1986
International Atlantic Salmon Research Board / Edinburgh, UK / Est. 2001
Pan-American Network of Fish Inspection, Quality Control and Technology / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 2006
Ornamental Fish International / Amersfoort, Netherlands / Est. 1980
INFOPECHE / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1985
Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators / Mount Hawthorn WA, Australia / Est. 2003
Shark Research Institute / Princeton NJ, USA / Est. 1991
Global Salmon Initiative / Est. 2013
International Consortium for Jellyfish Stings / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1988
Association internationale de défense du saumon atlantique / Paris, France / Est. 1958
Volta River Authority / Accra, Ghana / Est. 1961
Atlantic Salmon Federation / St Andrews NB, Canada / Est. 1982
Teach A Man To Fish / London, UK / Est. 2006
Shark Advocates International / Washington DC, USA
Shark Trust / Plymouth, UK / Est. 1997
fair-fish international / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 2010
International Salmon Farmers Association / Westport, Ireland / Est. 1988
International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission / Est. 1937
North Atlantic Seafood Association / Est. 1974
World Association of Veterinarians Specialists in Fish Diseases / Munich, Germany
Federation of Nordic Anglers' Associations / Est. 1965
Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization / Victoria, Seychelles / Est. 1991
Shark Alliance
International Shark Class Association / Toronto ON, Canada
International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture / Penang, Malaysia / Est. 1993
International Fancy Guppy Association / Rustburg VA, USA / Est. 1965
International Friends of Wild Salmon / Eagle ID, USA / Est. 1976
International Centre for Sturgeon Studies / Nanaimo BC, Canada
International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture
Agreement Concerning Protection of the Salmon in the Baltic Sea / Est. 1962
Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean / Est. 1992
Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1992 / Rome, Italy / Est. 1992
Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement / Est. 1983
International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas / Rome, Italy / Est. 1966
Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna / Est. 1993
Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock in the Central Bering Sea / Est. 1994
Convention for the Regulation of the Meshes of Fishing Nets and the Size Limits of Fish / Est. 1946
Agreement Regarding the Regulation of Plaice and Flounder Fishing in the Baltic Sea / Est. 1929
Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin / Est. 1995
Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1984 / Rome, Italy / Est. 1984

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Action Strategies relating to Fish

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Producing fish in reservoirs
Protecting fish
Conserving fish stocks
Conserving salmon stocks
Apply international provisions to fish populations on the high seas
Monitoring accumulation of pollutants in freshwater wildlife
Protecting freshwater fish species
Conserving endangered species of fish
Studying fish
Defining appropriate management framework for fish stocks in international waters
Preventing over-fishing
Implementing international law of the sea on straddling and highly migratory fish stocks
Farming fish
Farming commercial fish ponds
Protecting migratory in-land fish species
Reducing inequality of distribution of fish catches
Developing profiles of fish stocks
Engaging in fish wars
Preserving inequality of distribution of fish catches
Starting fish breeding pools
Studying freshwater crayfish
Minimizing incidental salmon catch
Establishing commercial fish plant
Constructing fish producing ponds
Planning national fish market information

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