Preliminary Findings on Distribution of Bali Sardinella (Sardinella lemuru) in Relation to Oceanographic Conditions during Southeast Monsoon in Bali Strait Using Remotely Sensed Data

Achmad Fachruddin Syah (University of Trunojoyo Madura, Jl. Raya Telang PO BOX 2 Kamal, Bangkalan, Madura)
Nurul Setyowati (University of Trunojoyo Madura, Jl. Raya Telang PO BOX 2 Kamal, Bangkalan, Madura)
Eko Susilo (Marine Research and Observation Center, Jl. Baru Perancak, Negara, Jembrana, Bali)

Article ID: 662


Bali sardinella (Sardinella lemuru) is the main fishing catches in Bali Strait. The distribution of S. lemuru and its preferred oceanographic condition were investigated from remotely sensed data. The objectives of this study were to elucidate the distribution of S. lemuru and the preferred oceanographic condition of S. lemuru in Bali Strait using remotely sensed data. Sea surface temperature (SST) and sea surface chlorophyll-a (chl-a) were downloaded from ocean colour website meanwhile the fishing location generated from daily Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) boat detection (VDB), downloaded from NOAA website. The results showed that at the beginning of southeast monsoon (April), most of the fishing location appeared in the north part of Bali Strait, and moved to south part of Bali Strait at the end of the southeast monsoon (September). The results also revealed that most of fishing location of S. lemuru located in SST value of 26 – 30 °C and chl-a value of 0.3 – 0.8 mg/m3. Integration VDB data and oceanographic condition generated from remotely sensed data could form the basis for fisheries management and information system, such as S. lemuru in Bali Strait, in the future.


Main fishing catches; Sea surface temperature; Sea surface chlorophyll-a visible infrared imaging radiometer suite boat detection

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