Welcome to GreyFish

Our motivation for creating this site is twofold:

First, we want to build a resource for scientometric analyses of publications with a different kind of impact factor: Much of this material is developed in response to specific questions from managers or policy makers, and directly influences the operational decisions made in fisheries agencies. Patterns in these publications, such as the persistent increase in the number of authors per report, reflect the day-to-day working environment of the scientists tasked with providing advice on the management of fisheries.

Second, we want to facilitate access to this vast body of work and encourage its use. A portal like GreyFish helps to reduce the oft-lamented fragmentation of knowledge, and as with all information resources, there's an element of "use it or loose it". This is especially relevant in our age of digital publishing, when an entire catalogue of agency publications can go offline in a blink of an eye, and may not come back (e.g. during a departmental reorganization)

Towards both of these ends, GreyFish includes

Status Update: 18,284 reports published since 1959 by 6 agencies from 4 countries, spread over 41 report series.