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Benefits derived by the fishermen using potential fishing zone (PFZ) advisories

Kumar, TS and Nagaraja, M and Nayak, S (2008) Benefits derived by the fishermen using potential fishing zone (PFZ) advisories. In: Remote Sensing of Inland, Coastal, and Oceanic Waters, 17/11/2013, Noumea, New Caledonia.

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About 7 million people in India are dependent on fishing activity for their livelihood. A reliable and timely short-term forecast on the fish aggregation zones helps them. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) provides short term forecasts using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Techniques. Satellite derived Chlorophyll and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) information are the basic inputs for generating this information. Features such as oceanic fronts, meandering patterns, eddies, rings and up-welling areas are identified from the satellite images, transferred to navigational charts and provided as PFZ advisories. This paper describes the advantages resulted due to the usage of PFZ advisories that are disseminated to the fishing community of India. A quantitative analysis of the benefits in terms of net profit fetched due to the reduction in searching time and higher catch and percentage of success in the fishing operations carried out within PFZ and outside PFZ areas is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advisories; Fishing Zones; Forecast; GIS; PFZ; SST; Validation
Subjects: Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Oceanography > physical oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2013 08:09
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2013 08:09

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