Drone Services – Fisheries & Oceans

Drone Services – Fisheries & Oceans

Collecting essential data from fisheries was once a challenging and lengthy – but critical – task required for managing fisheries effectively. Fish stock assessments provide important information necessary for fisheries management, including catch data, biological information including productivity and rate of change, and abundance data to monitor changes in fish populations. With this information, fisheries are better managed, and the environmental impact of their operations can be mitigated.

Today, with the technological advantages provided by high-level drone imagery, gathering this and other critical data is more efficient and reliable than ever before. Just a few of the benefits of utilizing drone technology for fisheries include:

  1. Receiving real-time data
  2. Accurate habitat mapping
  3. Obtaining biological samples faster and more safely with more precise information

With the introduction of drone technology in the sphere of fisheries comes more transparency about fisheries management and production. At the same time, monitoring, controlling, and surveying fisheries, and other marine operations becomes a safer and more accurate process.

Coastal Resource Mapping is pleased to assist fisheries with drone services. Reach out today if you’d like to learn more.

Marine-based drone mapping projects are essential to helping researchers understand the habitat of organisms to ensure the protection of their function.  For example, this project involved mapping eel grass, which is the backbone of the eco-system and provides habitat for salmon and plainfin midshipman. Plainfin forms the basis of the food chain by providing 50% of local eagles’ diet and attract everything from other sea life to deer and bear.

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