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Journal of Coastal Zone Management
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Research Article

Integrated GIS and AHP for Marine Aquaculture Site Selection in Penghu Cove in Taiwan

Yi-Che Shih*

Central Police University, Taipei City, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author:
Yi-Che Shih
Central Police University
Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel: +011-26043258
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Received Date: December 22, 2016; Accepted Date: January 24, 2017; Published Date: January 31, 2017

Citation: Shih YC (2017) Integrated GIS and AHP for Marine Aquaculture Site Selection in Penghu Cove in Taiwan. J Coast Zone Manag 20: 438. doi: 10.4172/2473-3350.1000438

Copyright: © 2017 Shih YC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Marine cage culture has been developed quickly in recent years from land-based operation transfer to marine cage culture by government policy in Taiwan. Therefore, the suitable site selection is an important premised and key factor for successful marine cage culture and sustainable development in the future. Especially, it’s greatly influences economic viability by determining capital outlay and affecting running costs, production and mortality. Hence, the decision factors such as climate factors, geographic environmental factors, bio-environmental factors and social-economic factors are more important for site selection. This study use AHP (analytic hierarchy process) to evaluate the criteria weight for site selection. From AHP analysis, the weights of suitability of the four Geographic Information System (GIS) grid themes were 0.322, 0.410, 0.127 and 0.141, respectively. The result shows that the geographic environmental factors are the most important factors in selection suitable marine culture sits in Penghu cove in Taiwan. At the meanwhile, by using ArcMap, a GIS software package, a suitable map was made based on the selected grid themes. The suitable sites for marine cage culture development identified on the individual GIS grid themes, the GIS software and AHP method can be integrated to select objectively the optimal sites for marine cage culture development.


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