Citation Muir J & Bostock J (1994) Measurement and control in aquaculture processes - New directions for the information revolution? (Meeting Abstract). In: Muir J & Sevila F (eds.) Measures for Success: International Conference Entitled "Bordeaux Aquaculture '94" : Preprinted Extended Abstracts. Measures for success : metrology and instrumentation in aquaculture management, Bordeaux, 23.03.1994-25.03.1994. Oostende: European Aquaculture Society, pp. 15-25. http://cemadoc.irstea.fr/oa/PUB00003967-measurement-and-control-aquaculture-processes-new.html
Abstract Almost without exception, the processes and products of the late 20 th. century are being transformed by the information revolution. The aquaculture sector is no exception. The key elements are : smaller, faster, cheaper, more sensitive systems for capturing information ; more accurate and powerful systems for relaying information ; more powerful systems for analysing, integrating, presenting information ; better, faster, more clever systems for control, decision support, management. The aim of this paper is to consider some of the ways in which these changes are coming to bear on the aquaculture sector, to suggest the kind of developments which might take place in the medium terms, and to discuss the implications these might have on the industry and its competitive and structural features.