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Geographic information systems in fisheries management and planning: technical manual
de Graaf, G.; Marttin, F.; Aguilar-Manjarrez, J.; Jenness, J. (2003). Geographic information systems in fisheries management and planning: technical manual. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper = FAO Document technique sur les pêches, 449. FAO: Rome. ISBN 92-5-104999-8. 162, 2 cd's (exercise data) pp.
Part of: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper = FAO Document technique sur les pêches. FAO: Roma. ISSN 0429-9345, more

Keywords
    Fishery management; GIS; Manuals; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • de Graaf, G.
  • Marttin, F.
  • Aguilar-Manjarrez, J.
  • Jenness, J.

Abstract
    Many fishery biologists and policy makers involved in inland fisheries management and planning are unaware of GIS technology and its potential for fisheries planning and management. The FAO Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service (FIRI) has been active for the last 19 years in promoting the use of GIS and remote sensing in fisheries and aquaculture. Promotional activities have been carried out through training, projects, field missions, and oral presentations and publications. However, a manual to use along with GIS software for the fisheries biologists in the field explaining GIS in a way that is understandable to non-GIS users had not been produced until now. This manual was written to overcome this knowledge-gap, it is a “do-it-yourself” manual giving a short introduction to GIS software and its applications in fishery science. The overall objective of this manual is to encourage fishery managers to use this tool (GIS) to foster the sustainable use of natural resources. The manual is aimed at fisheries biologists, aquatic resource managers and decision makers in developing countries who have no knowledge about GIS. The manual was written for use with ESRI’s ArcView 3.x and Spatial Analyst software.

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