WCS 3-Sentence Science
GPS and Groupers
April 8, 2019
Each year, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists publish more than 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3-Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet — in bite sized helpings — of some of this published work.
Here we present Irfan Yulianto’s recent work on grouper fisheries:
- Eight global positioning system (GPS) trackers, used in an artisanal grouper fishery in Indonesia, showed that spear-gun fishers tend to fish within a marine protected area (MPA) and hook and line fishers tend to fish in the southern (outside) part of the MPA.
- This information could support the traceability of the catch, which is a mandatory requirement in the global market, while providing more accurate stock assessments.
- Better information supports the spatial management of MPAs, and a surveillance officer could use this information to increase the awareness of the fishers to avoid entering the core zone of MPA during a fishing operation.
Study and Journal: “Application of Global Positioning System Tracker to Detect the Fishing Ground Location and Effective Effort in Artisanal Fishery” from Sensors and Methods
WCS Co-Author(s): Irfan Yulianto , Fisheries Program Manager, WCS Indonesia.
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