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Overview of the Applications of Hydroacoustic Methods in South Korea and Fish Abundance Estimation Methods

  • Kang, Myounghee
  • Received : 2013.10.04
  • Accepted : 2014.06.12
  • Published : 2014.09.30

Abstract

I provide an overview of the application of hydroacoustic methods in South Korea to understand the current research status in relation to fisheries acoustics and to determine which areas require further study. One main purpose for using a scientific echosounder, a representative tool using the hydroacoustic method, is to evaluate the abundance of fisheries resources. Thus, two representative methods for abundance estimation are described. The history of fisheries acoustics worldwide is also summarized.

Keywords

Hydroacoustics;Echosounder;Fish abundance;Korea

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