Here’s how satellite technology and machine learning are being used to stop illegal fishing and protect fragile marine ecosystems.
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In a study led by Global Fishing Watch, researchers revealed widespread illegal fishing operations in the area between North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and Russia. These swarms of illegal fishing ships are known as ‘dark fleets.’
‘We think that as much as 1 out of 5 fish are caught through means that are illegal, unreported, or unregulated.’
By combining satellite technology and machine learning, researchers can find illegal fishing activity and track the vessels’ movements.
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