The Chilean government announced that it will make its vessel tracking data available to public through the Global Fishing Watch map (GFW), which tracks the movements of commercial fishing vessels in near real-time. The agreement was made between Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (or SERNAPESCA) and GFW.
A report called ‘Legal Opinion on Video Monitoring on Fishing Vessels with Special Focus on Other Comparable Cases’ was published on March 7, showing that the use of video monitoring, or Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), can be used on board EU fishing vessels to ensure proper catch reporting, and end illegal discarding of fish.
Environmental organisation WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to help stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses.
The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership and Inmarsat Global Limited have announced a new partnership to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia, by using enhanced communication technology.
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