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November 22nd, 2011
Satellite Mapping to Help in Fishing

A satellite imagery experiment was conducted successfully to locate fish shoals, which is expected to benefit the fishermen of Andhra Pradesh, the state with the longest coastline in the country. Through satellite mapping, availability of fish at a particular area in the ocean is identified and is conveyed to the fishermen. This would help in saving time, as well as the fuel they use for their boats, while going in search of fish. The experiment was conducted by the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) in a small fishermen pocket in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri village. Read More