Sidescan sonar as a tool for detection of demersal fish habitats

K. W. Able, D. C. Twichell, C. B. Grimes, R. S. Jones

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Abstract

Sidescan sonar can rapidly map large areas of the seafloor. Sidescan images (sonographs) may also help to identify appropriate fishing gears for different types of seafloor or areas to be avoided with certain types of gears. Tilefishes (Lopholatilus and Caulolatilus) are especially good target species because they construct large burrows in the seafloor or live around boulders, both of which are easily detectable on sonographs. In many localities the burrow and boulder habitats of tilefish are shared with other commercially important species such as American lobster Homarus americanus, cusk Brosme brosme and ocean pout Macrozoarces americanus. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-736
Number of pages12
JournalFishery Bulletin
Volume85
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Aquatic Science

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    Able, K. W., Twichell, D. C., Grimes, C. B., & Jones, R. S. (1988). Sidescan sonar as a tool for detection of demersal fish habitats. Fishery Bulletin, 85(4), 725-736.