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Is it right to use AIS for tracking and analysing fishing vessel activity, given it was not intended for this purpose?

Is it right to use AIS for tracking and analysing fishing vessel activity, given it was not intended for this purpose?
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Monitoring a vessel activity through satellite AIS is a well-established practice in the shipping, insurance and commodities industries and AIS data is already publicly available. AIS was designed to be an open, public communications tool. Vessels that use AIS are intentionally making themselves trackable to everyone around them. Our fisheries are a common resource, whether on the high seas that belong to everyone or in the sovereign waters of individual nations.

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