Monitoring Fisheries Effort and Catch Using a Geographical Information System and a Global Positioning System

Meaden, Geoff and Kemp, Zarine P. (1997) Monitoring Fisheries Effort and Catch Using a Geographical Information System and a Global Positioning System. In: Hancock, D.A. and Smith, D.C. and Grant, A. and Beumer, J.P., eds. Developing and Sustaining World Fisheries Resources - The State of Science and Management. CSIRO, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, pp. 238-244. ISBN 0 643 05985 7. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

At the present time most of the world's commercial fishing vessels are using manual data-logging systems, many of which incorporate crude geo-referencing of fishery activities. Additionally, many fishery management problems are concerned with variations or inequities in the spatial domain. To overcome these problems, an integrated Fisheries Computer Aided Monitoring system (FISHCAM) has been designed and is illustrated here. The system presently integrates a Geographical Information System (GIS) and a Global Positioning System (GPS) with a relational database which may be housed in an on-board computer. The main functionality is in producing a range of graphical, textual and mapping output. Since the database is linked to a proprietary GIS, it has the capacity for integration with a wide range of external data sets, i.e. for any spatial and temporal analyses which fisheries managers might require. Observations are also made on the system's important implementation considerations.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2009 13:37
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 08:16
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