Thursday, May 24, 2007

New FAO Aquaculture Website

Toady I had a chance to check out the new website of Aquaculture Conservation and Management Service (FIMA)FAO. Here is part of their new release

"""Wednesday, 23 May 2007
GISFish is a brand new Web site of the Aquaculture Conservation and Management Service (FIMA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and a number of collaborating institutions.

It is evident there are many opportunities to use GIS, remote sensing and mapping to improve the sustainability of aquaculture and inland fisheries, but the more widespread use of these tools is impeded by a limited of awareness of their benefits and a lack of access to experience on how they can be deployed. GISFish was created to overcome these impediments. It is aimed at GIS practitioners and fisheries and aquaculture professionals in developing countries."""



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The new website can be accessed From This Link

The mission for this site, as well as its overriding goal, is "Solving problems in inland fisheries and aquaculture using GIS, remote sensing and mapping". Specifically, the objectives of GISFish are to:

* Improve the sustainability of aquaculture and inland fisheries by promoting the use of GIS, remote sensing and mapping
* Facilitate the use of GIS, remote sensing, and mapping through easy access to comprehensive information on applications and training opportunities.

Sounds like a worthwhile mission. I am going to test run it. I'll post with more thoughts later.

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Freddie Sirmans said...

Just browsing the internet, very interesting website.

Dave said...

i just checked the site.its good