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A Modular Aquaculture Modelling System (MAMS) And Its Application To The Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia (BC)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010061

Volume

58

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

997 kb

Author(s)

L. B. Carswell, P. Chandler

Abstract

A modular aquaculture modelling system (MAMS) and its application to the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia (BC) L.B. Carswell', P. Chandler * Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Victoria BC, Canada * Madeira Research, Sidney BC, Canada Abstract The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has undertaken the development of a numerical model to support the decision making process concerning the licensing of aquaculture sites by assessing the local and regional impacts of aquaculture operations. The prototype modelling system is comprised of three principal modules. The first is a pre- processor to establish the scenario to model; the second is a processor to coordinate the execution of the sub-modules that simulate a range of biophysical processes; and the third is a post-processor to display the results. A Windows based Graphical User Interface, a Geographic Information System, and an on-line support document interconnects these three modules. A

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