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Benefits derived by the fisherman using Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) advisories
Author(s): Srinivasa Kumar Tummala; Nagaraja Kumar Masuluri; Shailesh Nayak
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7150, Remote Sensing of Inland, Coastal, and Oceanic Waters, 71500N (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804766
Show Author Affiliations
Srinivasa Kumar Tummala, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)
Nagaraja Kumar Masuluri, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)
Shailesh Nayak, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7150:
Remote Sensing of Inland, Coastal, and Oceanic Waters
Robert J. Frouin; Serge Andrefouet; Hiroshi Kawamura; Mervyn J. Lynch; Delu Pan; Trevor Platt, Editor(s)

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