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By I.L. Kalikhman

Earlier, there has now not been any paintings that systematically offers the topic of acoustic fish reconnaissance, information all significant facets of employing acoustic apparatus in advertisement fish reconnaissance, and provides enough research of the effectiveness of fish-finding thoughts. Acoustic Fish Reconnaissance responds to this desire by way of delivering the 1st evaluate of the theoretical and useful elements of acoustic seek, detection, interpretation, and inhabitants estimation for advertisement benefit.This booklet will pay specific consciousness to the speculation and perform of accounting surveys for quantitative estimation of organic assets and fishing stipulations in conventional fishing parts. It additionally analyzes quite a few functions of acoustic method, dependent upon the authors' large investigations. The textual content contains the result of the applicability of fish-finding tools, and provides tips about the improvement of more advantageous acoustic options for advertisement fleets.

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29. , Density and in situ target strength of herring and sprat: A comparison between two methods of analysing single-beam sonar data, Fisheries Research, 6, 305, 1988. 30. A. , Acoustic measurements of schooling herring: estimation of school biomass and target strength, presented at International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen, Denmark CM 1988:B/26, 16, 1988 (mimeo). 31. , Herring, mackerel and sprat target strength experiments with behavioural observations, presented at International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen, Denmark CM 1984/B:34, 21, 1984 (mimeo).

An acoustic instrument registers such echo signals separately. 0), echo signals from them represent the sum of elementary reflections from separate specimens. W. Rayleigh. According to the Rayleigh dependence, the value of the average intensity of echo signals is proportional to the number of items in an impulse volume. 62,63 Let us call echo signals, which are subjected to the Rayleigh regularities, Rayleigh ones. 12). With a lower number of items in an impulse volume, the Rayleigh regularities are disturbed, and fluctuations in echo signals become even higher.

4 CLASSIFICATION OF ECHO SIGNALS FROM COMMERCIAL ITEMS Echo signal intensities, the degree of their fluctuations, as well as the character of representing concentrations when registered by acoustic instruments depends to a great extent upon the number of commercial items in an impulse volume. 28) where Vimp is an impulse volume. 28), the number of items in an impulse volume depends upon the concentration density, the parameters of the fish-finding instrument, and the distance to concentration. If, when detecting a concentration, no more than one item simultaneously falls in an impulse volume, echo signals from individual targets come to the point of reception; the envelope of such a signal has a smooth shape and the length of about the duration of a transmission.

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