Food Security

How satellite surveillance is hauling in illegal fishers

Fishermen on the Boulogne sur Mer based trawler "Nicolas Jeremy" raise the fishing nets, off the coast of northern France October 21, 2013. Fishermen will not get European Union subsidies to build new vessels, EU lawmakers agreed on October 23.  Voting on how to allocate nearly 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in annual fisheries subsidies up to 2020, the European Parliament said more money should be spent on assessing the state of Europe's depleted stocks. If confirmed in talks with governments, the proposals could spell relief for the estimated 75 percent of EU fish stocks that the European Commission says are over-fished. Picture taken October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS MARITIME ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 08 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE  'COD, QUOTAS AND CONSERVATION' SEARCH 'NICHOLAS JEREMY' FOR ALL IMAGES - GM1E9AO05UN01

Net results ... satellite imagery provides a bird's-eye view of fishing vessels Image: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Jeffrey R. Tarr
Chief Executive Officer, Skillsoft
Will Marshall
CEO, Planet Labs
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Map produced in July 2017 Image: Global Fishing Watch
A ship-to-ship rendezvous. May 17, 2017
A ship-to-ship rendezvous in May 2017 Image: Planet
Ships engaged in pair trawling, a practice known for generating large bycatch. May 17, 2017
Ships engaged in pair trawling Image: Planet
The refrigerated cargo vessel (reefer) Leelawadee with two unidentified likely fishing vessels tied alongside. November 30, 2016
A cargo vessel and two unidentified boats tied alongside Image: DigitalGlobe
Refueling vessel, Mahachai Marine 1, with unidentified vessel tied astern. November 30, 2016
A refuelling vessel with unidentified boat tied astern Image: DigitalGlobe
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