Improving Aquaculture: A Web-GIS Model Initiative

Alexy Gene Castillo and Josephine Dela Cruz

Food as the primary needed commodity of humankind, coping with its demand is very essential. Aquaculture or fish farming has been practiced as one of the oldest form of agriculture to support capture fishing in order to supply aforementioned demand. Over the years, aquaculture offsets the deficits in national fish production all over the world. But methods and practices of aqua farming gone wild throughout time and seen to negatively affect the environment and its ecosystems. Thus, this paper aims to depict a decision support Web-GIS based Information Management System Model that will provide a concept to address the current issues faced by the aquaculture sector in Camarines Norte, Philippines. Employing web, geo-spatial application technologies, knowledge management and predictive analytics the inland aquatic resources are monitored and managed as to information on farm practices, water quality management and harvest rate, with the purpose of safely increasing aquaculture production by means of rendering prescriptive reports for bioremediation intervention. Garnering a 4.52 potential evaluation rating, the proposed Inland Aquatic Resource Management System (iARMS) is panoramically trusted to designate its contribution in research and development, socio-economic growth and environmental preservation in the province.

Volume 12 | 01-Special Issue

Pages: 243-251

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP1/20201069