Human Dimensions of Marine Fisheries: Using GIS to Illustrate Land- Sea Connections in the Northeast U.S. Herring, Clupea Harengus, Fishery

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2005
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"Geographic Information Systems can help improve ocean literacy and inform our understanding of the human dimensions of marine resource use. This paper describes a pilot project where GIS is used to illustrate the connections between fish stocks and the social, cultural, and economic components of the fishery on land. "This method of presenting and merging qualitative and quantitative data represents a new approach to assist fishery managers, participants, policy-makers, and other stakeholders in visualizing an often confusing and poorly understood web of interactions. The Atlantic herring fishery serves as a case study and maps from this pilot project are presented and methods reviewed."
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GIS, fisheries, human-environment interaction, marine resources
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