Today, marine resources are often overexploited (overfishing, illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing) and threatened by pollution and global warming. Scientists believe that certain stocks such as bigeye tuna in the Pacific have been reduced to less than 20% of their original biomass. Ending illegal, unreported fishing (IUU) by 2020 is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is gaining attention ahead of the UN meeting on the state of the seas February 28- March 1, 2018.
Key Facts: ·
- Ocean fisheries are generating US$ 50 billion less per year than they could.
- As much as 40 per cent of the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats. ·
- Between 20% and 32% ($1.3–2.1 billion) of wild-caught seafood US imports are illegal.
Accurately mapping fishing efforts and detecting illegal fishing activity requires a comprehensive, in-depth approach.
For the last twenty years, CLS has provided our clients with scalable solutions to fight illegal fishing and sustainably manage marine resources. We deliver more accurate, actionable intelligence by using spatial observations, numerical models, location and real-time data collection systems. Our experts in fishing, oceanography, meteorology, and modelling analyze multiple sources of data: VMS, AIS, radar and optical imaging. We have helped many governments set up integrated fisheries management centers.
Learn more about how CLS can help to fight IUU fishing and to monitor sustainable fisheries :
- set sustainable fishing goals to preserve stocks as well as the 3 billion people who depend on marine biodiversity for their livelihoods;
- provide actionable intelligence to Maritime Surveillance authorities for enforcement.
INDESO : Combatting illegal fishing and managing stocks in Indonesia
Combatting illegal fishing and managing stocks in Indonesia
CLS : Mauritania’s Partner for the protection of marine resources