Maritime intelligence identifies potential illegal fishing


Source: Environmental Justice Foundation

When Thai authorities prohibited the landing of more than $7 million worth of tuna from the South Korean fish carrier Sun Flower 7, they were working with data that came from New Zealand-based Starboard Maritime Intelligence

Fisheries adviser Fransisco Blaha initially identified the unusual tracks of a carrier vessel that looked suspiciously like it was deploying fish aggregating devices (FADs) in the northern part of Kiribati’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the adjacent high seas – which contravenes its licensing conditions. 

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