Recently, BC-CAS (Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and FIN (FishBase Informationand Research Group, Incorporated) reached an agreement on data sharing and officially became partners. Under this agreement, BC-CAS will share the species checklist of Chondrichthyes with FIN; FIN will share its data with distribution in Asia region. These datasets will be open access to public on both websites.
(FishBase, www.fishbase.org and SeaLifeBase, www.sealifebase.org.) It is scientifically guided by a Consortium of 10 international members, with its headquarters located in Los Baños, Laguna,
BC-CAS (www.cncdiversitas.cn) was established in 1992. Since its foundation, it has promoted domestic biodiversity research and academic exchange and greatly improved the development of biodiversity informatics in
The bilateral agreement is a milestone of the cooperation between the two sides. It would greatly promote the biodiversity research and conservation, especially for Chondrichthyes in Asia region.