Marine fisheries around the world remain seriously threatened from fishing overcapacity plus a range of environmental problems. As a result, rising demand for fish products is largely supported from increased aquaculture output. Changes in the sourcing of fish will continue to cause significant spatially variable effects on marine and other aquatic environments. These effects are best managed through the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods. Changes also need to take into account wider approaches to addressing aquatic problems, including marine spatial planning and/or ecosystem approaches to both fisheries and to aquaculture. This easy-to-understand publication is an essential guide to understanding the role of spatial analysis in the sustainable development and management of fisheries and aquaculture. It emphasizes the fundamental skills and processes associated with geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. It is divided into two parts: a summary addressed to administrators and managers, and the main document which is intended for professionals in technical fields and university students and teachers.
|Series:||FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
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