FISHPOND AQUACULTURE INVENTORY IN MAROS REGENCY OF SOUTH SULAWESI PROVINCE
International Journal of Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences (IJReSES)
Currently, fishpond aquaculture becomes an interesting business for investors because of its profit, and a source of livelihood for coastal communities. Inventory and monitoring of fishpond aquaculture provide important baseline data to determine the policy of expansion and revitalization of the fishpond. The aim of this research was to conduct an inventory and monitoring of fishpond area inMaros regency of South Sulawesi province using Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT -4) and
... e (SPOT -4) and Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Apeture Radar (PALSAR). SPOT image classification process was performed using maximum likelihood supervised classification method and the density slice method for ALOS PALSAR. Fishpond area from SPOT data was 9693.58 hectares (ha), this results have been through the process of validation and verification by the ground truth data. The fishponds area from PALSAR was 7080.5 Ha, less than the result from SPOT data. This was due to the classification result of PALSAR data showing someobjects around fishponds (dike, mangrove, and scrub) separately and were not combined in fishponds area calculation. Meanwhile, the result of SPOT -4 image classification combined object around fishponds area.