This document provides a simple user guide to the 'XMFDB' database written for the ODA FMSP project R.5953 'Fisheries Dynamics of Modified Floodplains in S. Asia'. The database is primarily intended for the entry and storage of the key scientific data collected at the Indonesian and Bangladeshi field sites, including: catch and effort data, fish length frequency data, mark and recapture (tagging) data, biological data, and hydrological data. The data are entered and stored in separate database 'tables', with different tables for each data-entry form. A single record comprises one 'row' in a table, while the 'columns' contain the various data included in that record. The XMFDB database includes a menu-driven 'application' which provides the following basic facilities for managing the data and extracting information: entering and editing the data, printing reports on the data entered, exporting the data for analysis, transferring the data to the project headquarters in London, and making backup copies of the database. This manual provides a guide to the facilities included in this application. It is Appendix B to the final technical report 'Fisheries Dynamics of Modified Floodplains in Southern Asia'
Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, Fisheries Management Science Programme, London, UK, 32 pp.