FAO has declared June 5, 2019 as the International Day for the Fight against Illegal Fishing. CLS from space fights these environmental crimes on a daily basis.
Today, marine resources are too often depleted (due to overfishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing) and are also victims of human activity (pollution). Today, scientists have found that stocks of certain species such as bigeye tuna in the Pacific have been reduced to less than 20% of their original biomass as a result of fishing pressure. This pressure, added to the effects of global warming, might lead to their stock collapse. The reasonable threshold established by scientists is around 40%. According to recent simulations, the peak pressure that major tuna stocks will experience, from the combined effects of fishing and climate change, should occur by mid-century.
For nearly 30 years, CLS has been working for the sustainable management of marine resources using satellite observation. For nearly 30 years, CLS has been working for sustainable management of marine resources based on observation from space. The company supports maritime authorities on a daily basis to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing: optical & radar imagery, drones, data fusion, analytics, specialist CLS offers many solutions for maritime surveillance.
For more information, visit https://maritime-intelligence.groupcls.com/project/iuu-fishing-surveillance/