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Celebrating 50 years as a Research Institute

This year, SAIAB celebrates a major milestone: it is 50 years since the establishment of the Institute back in 1968. It was first known as the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology before it became a Research Facility of the National Research Foundation in 1999 and renamed the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) in 2001. SAIAB has become a modern research and training institute which focuses on the full spectrum of aquatic environments from marine offshore to continental freshwater catchments.