Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization FISH and Its ApplicationsPauly believed that the only practical way fisheries managers could access the volume of information they needed was to bring together and consolidate all the data accessible in the posted literature into some central and simply accessed repository. Such a database could be especially useful if the information has also been standardised and verified. This would mean that when scientists or managers want to test a new speculation, the available data will already be there in a proven and obtainable form, and there might be no wish to create a new dataset after which ought to validate it. FishBase covers adult finfish, but doesn’t detail the early and juvenile stages of fish. In 1999 a complementary database, called LarvalBase, went online under the supervision of Bernd Ueberschär. It covers ichthyoplankton and the juvenile stage of fishes, with unique data on fish eggs and larvae, fish identity, as well as data applicable to the rearing of young fish in aquaculture.