New Satellite Tracking System Hopes to Combat Pirate FishingReading time: 1
This video describes a new, state of the art tracking platform known as ‘Project Eyes on the Seas’ which harnesses the power of satellite data sources is order to combat global Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The data provided by this system includes individual vessel fishing permits, speed and direction of vessels, fishing effort, and transshipment alerts.
The video demonstrates a real world example of the platform in action tracking vessels in the Pitcairn Islands Economic Exclusive zone (EEZ, located in the southern Pacific Ocean). The aim for this project is to help tracking of vessels in remote seas, alert the appropriate authorities when pirate fishing is suspected and ultimately improve global compliance to fisheries laws and regulations. The project is funded by the Pew Charitable Trust.
Find out more here Project Eyes on the Seas
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