The Worldfish Center is an international organisation devoted to research partnership, capacity building and policy support on living aquatic resources, contributing to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries.

It is not an intergovernmental organisation but is governed by a Board of eminent people, and is part of the CGIAR [1] group of organisations - a strategic alliance to mobilise science for the benefit of the poor.

Worldfish is headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, but has various field stations and regional centres around the tropical world, including:

Worldfish also manages the global ReefBase [3] database, and instigated and operationalised the FishBase [4] fin-fish species database.