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A study on appearance frequencies and fishing ground exploration of low-run fishing obtained by analyzing AIS data of vessels in the sea around Jeju Island

AIS data 분석에 의한 제주도 주변 해역에서의 저속 어선의 출현빈도와 어장탐색

  • KIM, Kwang-Il (Research Institute for Computer and Information Communication, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • AHN, Jang-Young (Department of Marine Industrial and Maritime Police, Jeju National University)
  • 김광일 (충북대학교 컴퓨터정보통신연구소) ;
  • 안장영 (제주대학교 해양산업경찰학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.04
  • Accepted : 2018.05.14
  • Published : 2018.05.31

Abstract

In the area around Jeju Island, the squid jigging fishery and the hair-tail angling are popular. Therefore, the study on the characteristics of the formation and shift of fishing grounds is very important. We have received and analyzed AIS data of all vessels around Jeju Island from October 16, 2016 to October 16, 2017, and extracted the positions of the fishing vessels with the same operational characteristics as the fishing vessels of their fisheries. The distribution chart of the frequency of fishing vessels appearing in each predefined fishing grid ($1NM{\times}1NM$) was analyzed. So we took a analogy with the monthly shift of fishing grounds. Many fishing vessels appeared in the seas around Jeju Island from November 2016 to January 2017, and the frequency of their appearance was maintained. In November, however, fishing vessels were mostly concentrated in coastal waters. Yet, the density gradually weakened as they moved into January. From February, the frequency itself began to decline, making it the worst in April. The high concentration of fishing vessels in the waters leading from Jeju Island's northwest coast to south coast in November is believed to be related to the yellowtail fishery that are formed annually in the coastal waters off the island of Marado. In May 2017, the appearance frequency of fishing vessels increased and began to show a concentration in coastal waters around Jeju Island. Fishing vessels began to flock in waters northwest of Jeju Island beginning in July and peaked in August, and by September, fishing vessels were moving south along the coast of Jeju Island, weakening the density and spreading out. Between July and August, fishing vessels were concentrated in waters surrounding Jeju Island, which is believed to be related to the operations of fishing vessels for the squid jigging fishery and the hair-tail angling.

Keywords

AIS data;Appearance frequency;Fishing ground exploration

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 제주대학교

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