Drone Services – Fisheries & Oceans

Drone Services – Fisheries & Oceans

Collecting essential data from fisheries was once a challenging and lengthy – albeit critical – task required for the effective management of fisheries.

Fish stock assessments provide the required information necessary for a balanced fisheries management approach.  With that as a backdrop, data management then becomes extremely critical.  Enter GIS platforms, with the sheer volume of data required to monitor changes in fish populations, working with an outsourced GIS company gives you instant access to a wealth of information you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

Having GIS experts assisting with the management of catch data, biological information (including productivity and rate of change) ensures fisheries are better managed, and the negative 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:

  • Obtaining biological samples
  • Accurate habitat mapping
  • Receiving real-time data

All the above benefits are delivered much faster and more safely as well as with more accurate and precise information over the older methods.

With the introduction of drone services and 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.

Contact Coastal Resource Mapping 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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