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GIS gateway for aquaculture and fisheries

TitleGIS gateway for aquaculture and fisheries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAguilar-Manjarrez, J
KeywordsGIS and oceanography, GISFish

•GIS has an important role to play in marine aquaculture development and management.
•Use of the technology has already proved helpful in making better use of scarce resources in Africa.
•A geographic approach will help tremendously with alleviating poverty and hunger in developing nations.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to use GIS and he will develop informed, sustainable practices in aquaculture and inland fisheries management.

Suitability for cobia culture in terms of culture structures and growth in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Puerto Rico-U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zones.
Aquaculture plays an increasingly important role in the global economy, and fisheries contribute significantly to poverty alleviation and food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has worked for decades to promote sustainable aquaculture and fisheries in developing countries.
FAO was set up in 1945 to fight against world hunger and malnutrition. The need for such an agency became clear during World War II, which damaged agricultural production, transportation, and marketing systems in many countries. Since then, the significant growth of the world's population has added urgency to the need to increase food supplies, improve the nutritional quality of food, and make supplies accessible to more people.

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