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A review of some possible uses of remote sensing techniques in fishery research and commercial fisheries
Joseph, J.; Stevenson, M.R. (1974). A review of some possible uses of remote sensing techniques in fishery research and commercial fisheries, in: COSPAR. Approaches to earth survey problems through use of space techniques. Proceedings of a Symposium held in Constance, F.R.G., 23-25 May 1973. pp. 75-100
In: (1974). COSPAR. Approaches to earth survey problems through use of space techniques. Proceedings of a Symposium held in Constance, F.R.G., 23-25 May 1973. Akademie Verlag: Berlin. , more

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Keywords
    Data processing; Environmental effects; Fisheries; Fishery surveys; Remote sensing; Resource management; Stock assessment; Marine

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  • Joseph, J.
  • Stevenson, M.R.

Abstract
    Fishery research is the study of the biology, environment, abundance, availability and exploitation of fish or other aquatic organisms for the purpose of facilitating their utilization by mankind. Efficiently to exploit such resources it is necessary to assess their abundance prior to exploitation, to monitor exploited resources by predicting changes in their abundance and distribution, and to provide management information such as weather and fishing conditions, and vessel activities and position, to industry and government. A discussion of conventional approaches (non- remote sensing) utilized to attain the objectives of fishery research is given. It is concluded that such conventional approaches do not provide all the necessary information to attain the goals of fishery management. In many instances expanded data systems which provide coverage on a synoptic as well as on a real-time basis are needed. Remote sensing techniques appear to provide a potential in this regard and their current and future use in fishery research is discussed. Particular attention is called to the problems of sampling and data storage, retrieval and reduction.

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