As fisheries and aquaculture are fundamentally spatially distributed, responsible management requires a solid understanding of the underlying spatial dimension. Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing provide the technology for mapping the distribution of aquatic resources, their environment, fishery management units, production systems, etc. which can support decision-making.

  • FAO Major Fishing areas
  • FAO Fishing Subareas
  • FAO Aquatic species distribution
  • Sea Surface Temperature