The Sea Around Us website presents scientific data, and this has the implication – among others – that the use of this website’s contents are free as long as due credit is given.
This may be done at different levels, for which we suggest different forms of citations:
- When referring to various datasets downloaded from the website, and/or its concept or design, or to several datasets extracted from its underlying databases, cite its architects, i.e., Pauly D. and Zeller D. (Editors), 2015. Sea Around Us Concepts, Design and Data (seaaroundus.org);
- When referring to a set of values extracted for a given country, EEZ or territory, cite the most recent catch reconstruction report or paper (available on the website) for that country, EEZ or territory. Thus, for examples, for the Mexican Pacific EEZ, the citation should be “Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cisneros-Mata MA, Harper S and Pauly D (2015) Unreported marine fisheries catch in Mexico, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-22, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 9 p.”, which is accessible on the EEZ page for Mexico (Pacific) on seaaroundus.org. To help us track the use of Sea Around Us data, we would appreciate you also citing Pauly and Zeller (2015) as the source of the information in an appropriate part of your text;
- When using data from our website that are not part of a typical catch reconstruction (e.g., catches by LME or other spatial entity, subsidies given to fisheries, the estuaries in a given country, or the surface area of a given EEZ), cite both the website and the study that generated the underlying database, i.e., Sumaila et al. (2010) for subsides, Alder (2003) for estuaries and Claus et al. (2014) for EEZ delineations, respectively. Many of these can be derived from the ’methods’ texts associated with data pages on seaaroundus.org.
Alder J (2003) Putting the coast in the Sea Around Us Project. The Sea Around Us Newsletter (15): 1-2.
Cisneros-Montemayor AM, Cisneros-Mata MA, Harper S and Pauly D (2015) Unreported marine fisheries catch in Mexico, 1950-2010. Fisheries Centre Working Paper #2015-22, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 9 p.
Claus S, De Hauwere N, Vanhoorne B, Deckers P, Souza Dias F, Hernandez F and Mees J (2014) Marine Regions: Towards a global standard for georeferenced marine names and boundaries. Marine Geodesy 37(2): 99-125.
Pauly D and Zeller D (Editors) (2015) Sea Around Us Concepts, Design and Data (www.seaaroundus.org)
Sumaila UR, Khan A, Dyck A, Watson R, Munro R, Tydemers P and Pauly D (2010) A bottom-up re-estimation of global fisheries subsidies. Journal of Bioeconomics 12: 201-225.