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Application of Expert Systems in Fisheries Sector–A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Tamilnadu, INDIA Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, INDIA
  • 2Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (8), Pages 19-30, September,24 (2013)


The concept for expert system development comes from the subject domain of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Expert system is a computer programme that uses available information and inference to suggest solutions to problems in a particular discipline emulating the logic and reasoning process using artificial intelligence technology. The present paper discusses the expert systems, its advantages and disadvantages and its application in the fisheries sector. A total of 91 expert systems developed in the field of fisheries are reviewed by grouping the expert systems under six categories viz., fish identification, fisheries management, aquaculture management, fish disease diagnosis and health management, fisheries information management and fish product marketing. Expert system could play a lead role for knowledge updation and transfer of technology in fisheries where the research extension linkage is poor, manpower and funds available are inadequate for extension service.


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