Tool name * Fishery Analyst

Fishery Analyst is an ArcGIS 9.x extension developed to effectively analyze and visualize temporal and spatial patterns of fishery dynamics. The main functions are quantitative estimation and visualization of catch and effort and their variation in space and time, analysis of fishing vessel utilization, data quality control, and deriving information on the location of important economic and threatened species The application provides a user-friendly analysis interface allowing for easy and diverse output production The interface allows the user to choose the analysis to perform (effort, catch density, catch per unit of effort etc) and to select data on criteria such as year, vessel name or size class, and fish species caught.

Category All, Fisheries Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Visualization
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The tool contains baseline data and fisheries data tables.

Data Quality Required

Modification Required

Not available

Expertise Required

Not available

Spatial and Temporal

A country, region or state where fisheriy data are available can be selected. Once the desired region is selected, a list of years for which data for that region are available is displayed.


The output can be generated as yearly, monthly, quarterly or user-defined date interval plots.Results can be plotted in pre-defined map layouts and saved in quantitative GIS data file formats (raster and vector) or as static maps (jpg). The application provides an option to produce non-confidential plots for data protected by confidentiality policies

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