No. Commercial fishing fleets are already using sophisticated technology such as helicopters, tracking beacons, fish-finding sonar and even fish forecasts based on satellite data to find and catch fish. Global Fishing Watch shows where fishing activity has apparently occurred; it doesn’t predict where fish are likely to be in the future. The 72-hour time lag for publishing AIS data also limits the use of Global Fishing Watch as a “fish tracking” tool.
Will this tip off the fishing industry to where all the fish are?Will this tip off the fishing industry to where all the fish are?
- What vessels are required to use AIS? What are global regulations and requirements for vessels to carry AIS?
- What is AIS?
- Does Global Fishing Watch track illegal activity? Has Global Fishing Watch ever identified illegal fishing activity?
- What are the different vessel tracking systems out there and how can they be used together?
- What is the significance of the EEZs?