ASFA - Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Premier database for literature on the marine science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is a premier reference database for citations and abstracts of the world's literature dealing with the science, technology and management of marine, freshwater and brackish water environments and organisms. This source combines three major files that cover the biological sciences and living resources; ocean technology, policy and non-living resources, and aquatic pollution and environmental quality. Two specialized files are also included, which are aquaculture and marine biotechnology. The complete ASFA database provides the most comprehensive coverage; if preferred, the five, more focused files that comprise this unique database are also available as separate databases.

Subject coverage

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic organisms
  • Aquatic pollution
  • Biology
  • Brackish water environments
  • Conservation
  • Environmental quality
  • Fisheries & Fish
  • Freshwater environments
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Limnology
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Marine environments
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Policy and legislation
  • Wildlife management

ASFA Subfiles:

  • ASFA 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources
  • ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources
  • ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality
  • ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts
  • ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts
Coverage Dates:
1971 - present; updated monthly