Quick detection of fishing grounds using satellite based remote sensing techniques can significantly reduce the searching time, the usage of fuel and the human effort and increase the CPUE (Catch per unit effort). Multi-temporal and multi-sensor data fusion techniques have been applied to MODIS-AQUA, MODIS-TERRA and VIIRS multi-spectral data to detect chlorophyll and temperature fronts in the low Adriatic and in the Ionian seas. These fronts are generated by the upwelling of cold waters rich of phytoplankton nutrients where an high concentration of pelagic fish is expected. CPUE data have been provided by the FEDERPESCA fleet relative to the 2013 and 2014 fishing campaigns conducted in the areas of interest. An automatic procedure has been developed to calibrate and validate the production in near-real time of daily maps of expected good fishing grounds to be provided to the FEDERPESCA fleet. The same procedure could be optimized also for other seas.

Fishing Grounds Detection by Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques

M. T. Chiaradia;L. Guerriero;K. Tijani;A. Morea;
2014-01-01

Abstract

Quick detection of fishing grounds using satellite based remote sensing techniques can significantly reduce the searching time, the usage of fuel and the human effort and increase the CPUE (Catch per unit effort). Multi-temporal and multi-sensor data fusion techniques have been applied to MODIS-AQUA, MODIS-TERRA and VIIRS multi-spectral data to detect chlorophyll and temperature fronts in the low Adriatic and in the Ionian seas. These fronts are generated by the upwelling of cold waters rich of phytoplankton nutrients where an high concentration of pelagic fish is expected. CPUE data have been provided by the FEDERPESCA fleet relative to the 2013 and 2014 fishing campaigns conducted in the areas of interest. An automatic procedure has been developed to calibrate and validate the production in near-real time of daily maps of expected good fishing grounds to be provided to the FEDERPESCA fleet. The same procedure could be optimized also for other seas.
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