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Mapping global fisheries: Sharpening our focus


Watson, RA and Kitchingman, A and Gelchu, A and Pauly, D, Mapping global fisheries: Sharpening our focus, Fish and Fisheries, 5, (2) pp. 168-177. ISSN 1467-2960 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-2979.2004.00142.x


Mapping global landings is an important prerequisite for examining causal relationships between fishing and ecological change. Landing statistics, typically provided with poor spatial precision, can be disaggregated into a grid system of spatial cells (30 min x30 min) using a rule-based approach and ancillary data about distributions of fished taxa and fishing access of reporting countries. Presentation of time series catch composition is then possible for many types of marine areas including biogeochemical provinces, large marine ecosystems and exclusive economic zones.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fisheries landings; Fisheries statistics; Global fisheries; Mapping; catch statistics; Exclusive Economic Zone; fishery production; global perspective; mapping; marine ecosystem
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:84061
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:154
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-16
Last Modified:2013-04-22

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