E-MAIL LIST SERVERS

Electronic mail discussion lists are a useful way to particpate in wide ranging discussions on a variety of topics with people from all over the world. Subscription is normally free- you simply send in a "subscribe" message to an e-mail address on a list server. Any message sent in to the server by any member of the list will be distributed to all list members. You may reply to , read, or delete messages at will. Traffic on these lists varies greatly, from a message or two per month to dozens each day. If the traffic gets too heavy for you, send an "unsubscribe" message to the listserve address. Make sure to keep a copy of the information wbich will be sent to you by the listserver; this will typically include information on how to unsubscribe. A couple of important tips on electronic discussion list etiquette: send all commands (such as "subscribe") to the computer address (which looks something like: listserv@mitvma.mit.edu). Send only messages you want to share with other members to the list address (like fishfolk@mitvana.mit.edu)

Use these lists wisely- please avoid unrelated traffic, advertisments, and personal messages!!

If you find that any of these lists are no longer functional, please inform us so we can update the list!

A good site for just fish-related lists is: http://www.actwin.com/fish/lists.html.

ABNET is an abalone aquaculture network To subscribe, send a command to the listserver: listserv@uct.ac.za with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe abnet". To post to the list, the address is: abnet@uct.ac.za. In order to receive general information about ABNET, send a message to the listserver with the command: "information abnet".

AERE-L is the discussion list of the association of agricultural and resource economists. It is sited at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@ukcc.uky.edu with the following message in the body of the text: "sub aere-l (Your name)". To send mail to the whole list, the address is: aere-l@ukcc.ukc.edu.

AFS-L is a listserver of the American Fisheries Society Computers Users Section (AFSCUS). Subscriptions are limited to AFS members, and the list will be moderated. It is hoped that the list will be used to communicate items of interest to all FFS members i.e., job listings, calls for papers and other late-breaking news which will likely appear later in Fisheries. It is also hoped that it will evolve into a discussion forum for fisheries topics of interest, possibly Fisheries Action Network items and other relevant fish-related information. This list is intended to complement the AFS World Wide Web page which is updated monthly. The contact is Dirk Miller (dmiller@wyoming.com), Fish Population Supervisor, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, AFSCUS president. To subscribe, send a message to: majordomo@wyoming.com with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe afs-L (Your e-mail.address)".

ALGAE-L is a botanical discussion run by the University College, Dublin, Ireland. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@irlearn.ucd.ie with the following message in the body of the text: "sub algae-l (Your name)". To send a message to the list, the address is: algae-l@irlearn.ucd.ie.

AQUA-L is a list for discussion of aquaculture of all types, based at the University of PEI. The purpose of the list is to promote discussion amongst individuals interested in the science, technology and business of rearing aquatic species. In the spirit of open discussion, membership in the list is public and unrestricted. Potential topics include: Who's doing what and where? Problems and solutions rearing aquatic larvae; Diseases, parasites and pathology; Water quality; Recirculation technology and applications; Research aquatic systems design and operation; Commercial aquatic systems design and operation; Site selection and environmental impact; New species under culture; Genetics, sex reversal and hormonal manipulation; Computers in aquaculture; Public perceptions of aquaculture; Aqua-business ($$$$!). Messages sent to the list should be of general interest although specific requests for information are quite welcome. It is hoped that this forum will provide a basis for rapid exchange of new ideas and provide an access for persons seeking information and advice. To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@upei.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "sub aqua-l (Your name)".

AQUARIUM is a fish-keeping discussion group. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: aquarium@emuvm1.cc.emory.edu with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe aquarium (Your name)". Related internet news groups are rec.aquaria, aimed at the hobbyist and sci.aquaria, a scientifically oriented newsgroup on aquaria.

BRINE-L is a brine-shrimp discussion group. This list doesn't seem to have much traffic - but how much can you write about brine shrimp? :-) To subscribe to this list, send an e-mail message to: listserv@uga.bitnet (or listserv@uga.cc.uga.edu). To send a message to the list, send mail to: brine-l@uga.cc.uga.edu.

CICHLID-L is a cichlid systematics distribution list run by the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden. To subscribe to this list, send a message to: listserv@freeside.nrm.se with the following text in the body of the message: "sub cichlid-l (Your name)". To send a message to the list, the address is cichlid-l@freeside.nrm.se.

CMPAN (California Marine Protected Areas Network, pronounced simpan) is a discussion group to facilitate information exchange about Marine Protected Areas (e.g. National Parks, National Marine Sanctuaries, Marine Refuges, Marine Reserves, Ecological Preserves, etc.). Through CMPAN subscribers are able to receive, share, and discuss Marine Protected Area-related information as it becomes available. CMPAN is available for information sharing among all individuals interested in Marine Protected Areas including researchers, non- governmental agencies, resource managers, industry representatives and extension personnel. The listserv is operated by California Sea Grant Extension Program Marine Advisors Deborah McArdle (Santa Barbara County Office, e-mail: damcardle@ucdavis.edu) and Rick Starr (Santa Cruz/Monterey County Office, email: starr@mlml.calstate.edu). To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@ucdavis.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe cmpan".

COASTGIS is a list for people interested in using GIS for coastal zone science and/or management. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@irlearn.ucd.ie with the following test in the body of the message: "subscribe coastgis (Your name)".

COASTNET is a coastal management conference, put on line in August of 1993, to discuss National and International Coastal Management issues. It is facilitated jointly by The Coastal Resources Center and The Department of Marine Affairs at The University of Rhode Island (USA). This forum encourages dialog on coastal management issues from all nations, and is based on the belief that coastal resource planners, managers, researchers, and users from the developed and developing world have much to learn from and contribute to each other. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@uriacc.uri.edu (or listserv@uriacc.bitnet) with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe coastnet (Your name)". To send a message to all of the people currently subscribed to the list, send mail to coastnet@uriacc.uri.edu

CONSGIS is a biological conservation and GIS list. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@uriacc.uri.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "sub consgis (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: consgis@uriacc.uri.edu.

CORAL-LIST is a coral discussion list produced by the Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP). To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: majordomo@reef.aoml.noaa.gov with the following text (only) in the body of the message:"subscribe coral-list". You can also visit their Home Page

CRUST-L is a crustacean discussion group. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: listserv@sivm.si.edu with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "SUBSCRIBE CRUST-L Crustacean systematics, distribution, ecology (Your name)".

CSTB is the Canadian Society for Theoretical Biology discussion list. To subscribe, send a message to Lists@scotia.dfo.ca with the following message in the body of the text: "subscribe cstb". To send a message to the list: cstb@biome.bio.dfo.ca

CTURTLE is a sea turtle biology and conservation list. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@nerdc.ufl.edu (bitnet: listserv@nervm) with the following text in the body of the message: "sub cturtle (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: cturtle@nerdc.ufl.edu (bitnet: cturtle@nervm).

DEEPSEA is a list for the discussion of deep sea and vent news. Its purpose is to serve the world's community of deep sea and hydrothermal vent biologists working in the areas of evolution, ecology, biogeography, paleontology, systematics, phylogenetics, and population genetics. It is maintained at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The list owner/contact is: Andrew McArthur (amcarthu@uvvm.uvic.ca). To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@uvvm.uvic.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "sub deepsea (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: deepsea@uvvm.uvic.ca.

ECOLOG-L is a listserv list maintained for members of the Ecological Society of America (and other interested subscribers) by David Inouye at the University of Maryland. This list is for distribution and archiving of information of interest to ESA members, such as job listings, funding opportunities, and discussion of topics of interest to professional ecologists. It can be used to distribute requests for information, and as a forum for discussion of topics of interest to ESA members. The list is moderated (i.e., messages sent to the list address must be approved by a moderator before they are sent on to subscribers). You may also be interested in the ESANEWS list, which is devoted solely to messages from the Society's public affairs office and officers (and has a limit of 10 messages/month). To subscribe to ECOLOG-L, send a message to listserv@umdd.umd.edu with the following command in the body of the message: "sub ecolog-l (Your name)". To send a message to the entirelist: ecolog-l@umdd.umd.edu.

ECOTOURISM is a discussion group under green- travel. To subscribe, send a message to: green-travel@igc.apc.org withthe following text in the body of the message: "subscribe ecotourism". If that does not work, send a message to the moderator at: mendicott@igc.apc.org.

ECS-NEWS is an open list set up to exchange news items within the European Cetacean Society. The list owner/contact is: ecs-news-request@mailbase.ac.uk. To subscribe, send mail to: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk with the following text in the body of the message: "sub ecs-nes (Your name)". To send mail to the entire list, the address is: ecs- news@mailbase.ac.uk.

EIM is a discussion list for Environmental Interactions of Mariculture. To subscribe send a message to: Lists@scotia.dfo.ca(or Majordomo@biome.bio.ns.ca) with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe eim". To send a message to the list: eim@biome.bio.dfo.ca.

ELAN (Environment in Latin America Network) is a listserver which was established in July, 1994 by the Environment and Natural Resources Working Group of the Latin American Studies Association. Its editors are David Barkin and Timmons Roberts. David Barkin is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico, and Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Insititute of Land Policy. Timmons Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Tulane University. The co-chairs of the LASA working group are Janet Chernela of Florida International University and David Barkin. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@csf.colorado.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "sub elan (Your name)". If you have technical problems subscribing, please communicate directly with Lynn Schaper at the host site, Communications for a Sustainable Future: schaper@csf.colorado.edu.

ELASMO-L is a shark biology list produced by the American Elasmobranch Society for more technical research on sharks, rays, and chimeras. The elasmo-l discussion list is a forum for broad discussions of research, teaching, and conservation of chondrichthian fishes. The mailing list operates under the aegis of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), and is dedicated to the concerns of its full, student, and affiliate members. Although this mailing list is intended to promote communication among AES members, all serious students of chondrichthian biology are invited to participate. Elasmo-l operates under the PMDF MAILSERV facility. It is not a listserv mailing list, and the usual listserv commands will not work. To subscribe to elasmo-l, send an email essage to: elasmo-l-request@umassd.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "Subscribe elasmo-l (Your name)". A successful subscription will result in a confirmatory message being sent.

ENVJOBS-L, The environmental jobs list, provides subscribers with updates on employment opportunities (jobs, fellowships, etc.) within the environmental sector. Posts to the list should have descriptive subject headers indicating the nature of the available position. To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@pan.cedar.univie.ac.at with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe envjobs-l (Your name)". Economics of Environmentalism discussion list. To start an account, go to http:/EnvEcon.listbot.com/ and follow the directions.

ENVST-L is an environmental studies discussion which discusses every manner of environmental issue. It is a very busy list with up to 50 messages a day, so watch out if you subscribe. It is a great way to find out what is happening in the world and what the hot topics of the day are. The Sierra Club uses it to get out info. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@brownvm.brown.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe envst-l- (Your name)".

FISH-JUNIOR is a forum for knowledge transfer between marine scientists and children/high school students. The list was initially set up by the Swedish University Network (SUNET) on behalf of a Pilot Project to be conducted by the British Columbia Ministry of Education (Canada). The aim of this forum is to enable juniors of early age to interact with scientists and scientific issues mainly related to Fisheries ecology and related topics. The fish-ecology management would like to encourage the participation of scientists, advisers, Ph.D. students and other research personnel who would like to be involved as teachers in fish-junior. The list/owner contact is: Aldo-Pier Solari To subscribe, send mail to: listserv@searn.sunet.se with the following text in the body of the message: "sub fish-junior (Your name)". Send mail to the list to: fish-junior@searn.sunet.se

FUZZY-ECOLOGY is operated by the Ecosystem Research Centre, Kiel, and uses Mercury Mail Transport. To activate the mail server, send a message to the special mail server account at the following address: maiser@pz-oekosys.uni-kiel.d400.de with the following command in the message body: "subscribe fuzzy-ecology". To send a message to the list, the address is:fuzzy-ecology@pz-oekosys.uni-kiel.d400.de

FISH-ECOLOGY is an international computer conference for academic and other personnel involved in empirical and theoretical research and assessment issues related to the ecology of fish and fisheries: All bio-geo-scientific topics, analytical tools and procedures related to fisheries ecology and fish are covered by this network, particularly: behavioral- evolutionary- paleo- theoretical- and community ecology, stock dynamics, assessment and management by applied mathematics, statistics and modelling, mathematical bioeconomics, applied oceanography and GIS, genetics, limnology, chemical ecology, etc. Also, related scientific public domain software is covered in this network. Membership is open to all interested parties. If you would like to discuss the political, social and anthropological aspects of fisheries, fish-ecology is not the right forum. You may, however, monitor the traffic and call for advice from the expertise found in the network if necessary. To subscribe to the list, send a message to: listserv@searn.sunet.se with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe fish-ecology (Your name)". To post mail to the list, send your message to: fish-ecology@searn.sunet.se.

FISHERIES is the fisheries discussion list which includes both biological and social sciences. It is for general discussion of fisheries- related issues, including stock dynamics and fisheries management, and is maintained by Bill Silvert. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: Majordomo@biome.bio.dfo.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe fisheries". To send a message to the network, the address is: fisheries@scotia.dfo.ca or fisheries@biome.bio.dfo.ca.

FISHFOLK is a discussion list covering all social science aspects of fisheries, including sociology, anthropology, and economics, with a fair amount of news and management information also provided. This list is highly recommended by the IIFET Secretariat. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@mitvma.mit.edu with the following text (only ) in the body of the message: "subscribe fishfolk (Your name)". Send messages you wish to post on the network to: fishfolk@mitvma.mit.edu).

FISICOMP-L is a comparative physiology discussion list (for those interested in physiology of marine animals). To suscribe, send an e-mail message to: listserv@if.usp.br with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe fisicomp-l (Your e-mail)".

FLYFISH is a discussion group which generally talks about fly-fishing. However, there has been a lot of recent divergence into the politics of draining wetlands, etc. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@ukcc.uky.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe flyfish (Your name)".

GULFTALK is a discussion list for citizen environmental monitoring and coastal watershed protection groups in the Gulf of Maine. Contact for the list is Lissa Widoff: lwidoff@igc.apc.org To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@mitvma.mit.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe Gulftalk (Your name)". To send a message to list, the address is: Gulftalk@mitvma.mit.edu.

IAMSLIC is the International. Association of Aquatic & Marine Science Libraries & Information Centers discussion list. The list owner / contact is: Peter Brueggeman (pbruggeman@ucsd.edu), Head of Public Services, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, University of California San Diego. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@ucsd.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe IAMSLIC". To join the discussion, send mail to: iamslic@ucsd.edu.

IIFET is the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade electronic list, used primarily to send information about IIFET events to members of the Institute. It is not normally used as a forum for discussion. Membership is restricted to IIFET members ONLY. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade is organized to promote discussion of factors which affect international production of and trade in seafoods, and fisheries policy questions. Designed to be attractive to individuals from governments, industry, and universities from all over the world, a major goal of the organization is to facilitate cooperative research and data exchange. Membership in the organization is open to anyone for a fee of $40.00 U.S. annually. Student memberships are $15.00 U.S. Corporate/institutional memberships are $250 U.S. annually. To request a free copy of the Newsletter and an application form, contact the IIFET Secretariat at IIFET .

ICAM-L, an integrated coastal area management list, is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of U.N. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv%irmfao01.bitnet@listserv.net with the following text in the body of the message: "sub icam-l (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: icam-l%irmfao01.bitnet@listserv.net.

INFOTERRA is a subscription list run by the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP), for the exchange of information onenvironmental topics. To subscribe, send e-mail to listproc@pan.cedar.univie.ac.at. Leave the subject line blank. In the first line of your message, type: "subscribe infoterra (your name)". To post messages to the list, address them to infoterra@pan.cedar.univie.ac.at. For more information, contact the listowner at: kahn@pan.cedar.univie.ac.at.

MARINE-L is an open forum for the discussion and development of marine related topics. Interest areas include: marine education and training institutes; marine navigation and new technologies; marine engineering, ship design, shipbuilding, and shipyard management; marine electronic communications, networking, maintenance; marine management - shipping, port, finance, personnel; marine resources management and environmental protection initiatives; marine search and rescue (SAR) training and operations; vessel traffic management training and operations; marine meteorology; fisheries science, protection and international policy; marine/maritime publishing and publications; oceanography; sail-training. Development of discussion of the needs for new technology in the fields of marine communications, ship operation and, distance education which reflect the changing requirements in the marine profession is also encouraged. To subscribe to marine-l-, send a message to: listproc@ccgc.tc.gc.ca with the following command in the body of the text: "subscribe marine-l (Your name)". To join the discussion on this list, send a message to: listserv@ccgc.tc.gc.ca.

MARBIO is a new discussion list on all aspects of marine biology. To subscribe to the list, send a message to: majordomo@marinelab.sarasota.fl.us with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe marbio" Additional instructions will be sent automatically.

MAR-FACIL is a mailing list for managers and technical staff at marine research facilities, aquaculture operations, public aquaria and other facilities supplying seawater for the support of marine life. The list is intended as a forum for the discussion of technical and business topics, however discussion of other matters is welcome and encouraged. To subscribe, send a message to: mailserv@ac.dal.ca with the single line message: "subscribe mar-facil". When your e-mail address has been added to the list you'll receive two e-mail messages, one to confirm your addition to the list, and a second with a "welcome" announcement. To post a message to everyone on the list, send it to: mar-facil@ac.dal.ca

MARINE-L is an education discussion group related to tall ships and navigation and all sorts of boat stuff. To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@upei.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe marine-l (Your name)".

MARINE_PATHOL is an informal forum for people involved in all aspects of marine and aquatic pathology including invertebrate and vertebrate hosts, and pathological conditions caused by microorganisms, parasites, and chemical contaminants. The list is unmoderated and open. The goal of the forum is to encourage communication between members. Flames and unprofessional behavior are not acceptable. The list is supported by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIRSEA) located at Gloucester Point, Virginia. Any problems or comments can be reported to Dr. Jeffrey Shields (jeff@back.vims.edu). A FAQ file for the list is being developed. To subscribe, send a message to: majordomo@virsea.vims.edu with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe". To send a message to the list: marine_pathol@virsea.vims.edu.

MARINE-TECH is a discussion list of Marine Technology in the U.K. The aim of this list is to promote contact and discussion amongst the research community of the U.K. who are involved in the field of Marine Technology. This list is open to all people connected with the field of Marine Technology, be their interest in structural analysis, hydrodynamics, marine engineering, optimisation, fishery studies, or oceanography. The list owner / contacts are: Dave Thomas and Mesut Guner, Department of Marine Technology, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. To subscribe, send mail to: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk with the following text in the body of the message: "sub marine-tech (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: marine-tech@mailbase.ac.uk.

MARMAM is the marine mammals research and conservation discussion. It is a news group about marine mammals, courses, jobs, etc., with lots of mail. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@uvvm.uvic.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe marmam (Your name)". To send a message to multiple recipients of list: marmam@uvvm.uvic.ca.

MEDSEA-L is a list discussing the marine biology of the Adriatic Sea. The goal of the list is to increase our knowledge on processes controlling life in the Adriatic Sea. Special emphasis is put on the interactions between eutrophication phenomena and foodweb structures. Another main object of research interest is investigations on marine snow and mucilage as mucoid aggregates in the water column of the Northern Adriatic Sea are more abundant than in any other regions of the world's oceans. The list owner / contact is: Osiander Meixner To subscribe, send e-mail to: listserv@aearn.edvz.univie.ac.at (Bitnet: listserv@aearn) To send mail to the discussion, the address is: medsea-l@aearn.edvz.univie.ac.at (Bitnet: medsea-l@aearn).

MEH2O-L is a discussion group for information and research related to water in the Middle East. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: limnology; oceanography; marine biotechnology; aquaculture (marine and freshwater); conservation; reclamation; wetlands development; ecological aspects; shared resource management; notice of upcoming conferences and seminars. The list owner / contact is: Robert Chasan , National Center for Mariculture, P.O. Box 1212, Eilat, Israel To subscribe, send mail to: listserv@vm.tau.ac.il with the following text in the body of the message: sub Meh2o-l (Your name). Send mail to the group to: meh2o-l@vm.tau.ac.il

MOLLUSCA is a mollusc discussion group. To subscribe to the list, send a message to: listproc@ucmp1.berkeley.edu with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe mollusca". There is also the newsgroup: bionet.molbio.molluscs

MPA-L is a marine protected areas list, managed by Jon Lien at Memorial University Of Newfoundland. To subscribe, send a message to: listserv@morgan.ucs.mun.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe mpa-L (Your name)".

NEODAT is a database of neotropical fishes. The list linked to Neodate is NIA- NET nia-net@cr-am.rnp.br (See NIA-NET below).

NIA-NET is an electronic mail distribution list of the Neotropical Ichthyological Association. The list was established to promote and enchance communication among NIA members and anyone else that has an interest in Neotropical fishes. Members are invited to use NIA-NET to broadcast information and queries that are of general interest to Neotropical Ichthyologists. If you have any problems with regard to subscription, or need more information on NIA, feel free to send the list manager, Paulo Petry, a message (petryp@cr-am.rnp.br). For help on any other problems, send mail to: nia-net-request@cr-am.rnp.br NIA-NET is the official communication channel for the NEODAT project, a database for fish biodiversity in the neotropics To subscribe to the nia-net mailing list, send a message to: majordomo@cr-am.rnp.br with the line: "subscribe nia-net (Your name) (Your-Email-Address)". Messages to the list should be sent to: nia-net@cr-am.rnp.br.

OCEAN-F is an e-mail forum of the Ocean Farmers of America. It is to support the open exchange of ideas and information on 1) The engineering of ocean farming systems for survivability, economy, and improved productivity, 2) Mechanisms to encourage fishermen to expand into ocean farming, 3) Biological, husbandry, and environmental issues associated with ocean farming at exposed sites, 4) Regulation and ownership of ocean farms and the associated biological inventory in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. To sign up send e-mail to: listserv@mitvma.mit.edu with the message: "sub oceanf-l (Your name)".

OCEANTECH is Scripps Institution of Oceanography's ocean technology forum. It is an international informal computer conference for discussion of applied technology-related topics in freshwater, marine, and brackishwater environments. Conference membership is open to all interested parties. The contact is: Kevin Hardy (khardy@ucsd.edu), University of California - San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography To subscribe, send mail to: listserv@ucsd.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe (our E-Mail address) oceantech". To send mail to the list, the address is: oceantech@ucsd.edu.

PHYCOTOXINS is a Phycotoxins discussion list. To subscribe send a message to Lists@scotia.dfo.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe phycotoxins". To send a message to the list: phycotoxins@biome.bio.dfo.ca.

RECFISH is a mailing list for government and academic workers with an interest in recreational fishing in Australia, which has been established by the Victorian Fisheries Research Institute. To subscribe to this list, send a message to: majordomo@msl.oz.au with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe recfish (Your e-mail address)".

SALMON is a listserv discussion on the life cycle of the salmon and depletion of salmon runs in Western America. Students and adults are encouraged to participate in open discussion of issues related to the salmon. A contact is Paul Nelson, Riverdale School (pnelson@riverdale.k12.or.us). To subscribe to the salmon list send a message to: maiser@riverdale.k12.or.us with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe salmon".

SEAGRASS_FORUM is a global e-mail discussion list for the discussion of all aspects of seagrass research, biology and the ecology of seagrass ecosystems. Discussion on all aspects of seagrass ecosystems is encouraged, including: physiology, trophic ecology, taxonomy, pathology, geology and sedimentology, hydrodynamics, transplanting/restoration and human impacts. This discussion list is not moderated. All discussion is automatically archived. The list owner is Mike van Keulen, Murdoch University, Western Australia; please address all enquiries to keulen@murdoch.edu.au. To subscribe to the list, send a message to: majordomo@essun1.murdoch.edu.au with the the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe seagrass_forum". You will receive additional information on how to use the list on subscribing, including instructions on how to obtain help and extra information.

SEAFOOD is a list for discussion about seafood safety, especially issues such as HACCP programs and training. To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@ucdavis.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe seafood (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: seafood@ucdavis.edu.

SEASHEPHERD is the Sea Shepherd electronic mailing list. The Sea Shepherd is involved in several campaigns, including the fight against whaling, dolphin slaughter, drift nets and seal killing. This is a volunteer, information collection and distribution service, for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and related issues. The list owner / contact is: Nick Voth , 3725 Westland Pl., Lawrence, KS 66049, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, 1314 2nd Street, Sant Monica, CA 90401, Phone: 310 394 3198. To subscribe, send a message to: dcasmedic@aol.com with the following text in the body of the message: "sub seashepherd (Your name)".

SFER-L is the South Florida environmental reader, an electronic newsletter covering topics concerning the South Florida environment. The newsletter is published on a monthly basis. The contact is: Andrew Mossberg To subscribe, send mail to: listserv@ucf1vm.cc.ucf.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "sub sfer-l (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: sfer-l@ucf1vm.cc.ucf.edu.

SHARK-L is a shark biology list aimed at serious amateurs, although several biologists participate. To subscribe to the list, send a message to: listserv@utcvm.utc.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "SUBSCRIBE SHARK-L (Your Name)". To send a message to the list, the address is: shark-l@utcvm.utc.edu.

SHELLFISH is a discussion list managed by the National Shellfisheries Association (U.S) which covers shellfish culture and related issues. To subscribe to this list, send a subscription request to: shellfish-request@kenyon.edu with the following text (only) in the body of the message: "subscribe". Messages for distribution are sent to shellfish@kenyon.edu.

STARNET is an echinoderm newsletter distributed quarterly. The list owner / contact is: Win Hide To subscribe, send mail to: whide@matrix.bchs.uh.edu with the following text in the body of the message: "sub starnet (Your name)". To send mail to the list, the address is: star@matrix.bchs.uh.edu.

STURGEON is a mail group discussing sturgeon. To subscribe, send a message to: listproc@ucdavis.edu with the following message in the body of the text: "subscribe sturgeon (Your name)". The list address, to send mail to all subscribers is: sturgeon@ucdavis.edu.

USDA lists: The US Department of Agriculture's divisions ERS, NASS, and WAOB publish a series of situation and outlook reports which you can receive electronically by subscribing to their list. To get a list of the reports which are available, send a message to help@usda.mannlib.cornell.edu. Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the message type: "send catalog (your e-mail address)". Once you receive the catalog, you can choose the ones you're interested in and subscribe to them by sending a message to usda-reports@usda.mannlib.cornell.edu, subject line blank, and in the message type: "subscribe (report code)", replacing "report code" with the names of the reports you would like to receive. Most of the reports are crop oriented, but there are several on aquaculture.

THEORETICAL-ECOLOGY is a new theoretical ecology mailing list. The kinds of topics that the listowner has suggested as being appropriate for this list are: alternate modelling approaches, such as network analysis, loop analysis, stability studies; applications of catastrophe theory and chaos theory to ecosystems; complexity; and reviews of different software programs for modelling and analysis. Fundamental questions about the structure and dynamics of ecosystems might also be appropriate for this list. To subscribe, send a message to: Lists@scotia.dfo.ca with the following text in the body of the message: "subscribe theoretical-ecology 

WILDNET is a mailing list which was established in 1987 for the exchange of ideas, questions, and solutions in the area of fisheries and wildlife computing and statistics. Possibilities include reviews of literature, reports on conferences, questions on experimental design, field techniques, relevant hardware, software, databases, discussions on geographic information systems, biological information management, and so on. It is a moderated list, pending acquisition of more modern software. To get your name added to or removed from the list, contact the administrator: Eric Woodsworth, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at the "Subscriptions" address: wildnet-request@tribune.usask.ca. The list is not yet being run via automated listserv software so be patient with subscriptions/unsubscriptions. To submit mail to the list send your message to: wildnet@tribune.usask.ca Note: Please send requests for addition/deletion, etc, to the  Subscriptions" address, not to the "Submissions" address.

Note: This list was originally compiled by Kiley Hall (address below). Some individuals who helped to compile this listing, and to whom you may refer to for further information, include: *Eric Baran (baran@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr) for info about Coastnet, Ecolog-L and Marine-L *Martin White (mgw@pcmail.nerc-bas.ac.uk) for info about Marine_Pathol and Neodat *Bill Silvert (bill@biome.bio.dfo.ca) for corrections and info about Majordomo lists *Mike Rimmer (michaelr@qdpit.sth.dpi.qld.gov.au) for corrections info about Wildnet, Brine-l, Mar-facil, Aqua-l, Marine_pathol and Abnet *Trish Clay (pclay@state.gov) or (pclay@whsun1/wh.whoi.edu) for web sites of listservs *Ann Shriver (ann.l.shrivera@orst.edu) for info on IIFET, Seafood and Resecon *Kathryn Howd (khowd@mail.duke.edu) for info on Seagrass-forum, Marmam, Ecolog-l, Aqua-l, Marine-l, Fish-ecology, Coastgis, Envjobs, Elan, Envst-l, Cmpan, MPA-L, Flyfish *Neil Cox (Neil.Cox@wcmc.org.uk) for info about Sturgeon *Clifford Goudey (cgoudey@MIT.EDU) for info about Oceanf-l


Ms Kylie Hall
ASFB Newsletter Editor
Central Ageing Facility
Victorian Fisheries Research Institute
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Queenscliff Vic 3225
Australia
Phone: (052) 580 279
Fax: (052) 580 270
E-mail: k.hall@msl.oz.au