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Considering the very strong communication power of map products, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department develops this medium and promotes the use of GIS and remote sensing in order to increase impact on its audience. More on these tools.

The spatial issues addressed most frequently include:

in Aquaculture: development (siting and zoning, strategic planning), practice and management (inventory and monitoring of aquaculture and the environment, environmental impacts), and integration of aquaculture into other uses of lands and waters (management of aquaculture together with fisheries, multisectoral planning including aquaculture).

in Inland fisheries: status of fishery resources (habitat quality and quantity linked to fish abundance and distribution), fisheries (planning and potential), environment (impacts on fishes and habitats), and multisectoral planning and management including fisheries.

in Marine fisheries: activities in support of management options (analysis of conflict areas, catch and effort spatial analysis), inventory and location of fishery resources (maps of distribution, bio-diversity analysis), modelling of fishing activities (through Vessel Monitoring Systems), activities in support of ecosystem approach to fisheries, and location and impact assesment of marine protected areas (MPAs).

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