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Satellite remote sensing can not directly observe pelagic or deeper ocean shoals of fish but can be used to measure ocean colour and other physical parameters. It can locate areas of upwelling, where surface water is driven seaward by the prevailing winds and is replaced by nutrient-rich deeper ocean water, with large fish populations. In aquaculture, remote sensing can provide information for optimal site location and for day to day monitoring of environmental changes. It can also be applied for the detection of pollution such as toxic algae blooms. Statistical use of remote sensing data combined with physical and biological models of ocean dynamics and marine production is of importance for both short and long term decision making in fishery management.

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Authors: MURRAY C N (EDITOR), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12867 EN (1990) Vol. 1, 115 pp., MF, ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 15
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Record Number: 199011096 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en