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How AI is tracking illegal fishing from space

In this video, we learn about the role of a non-profit organisation called OceanMind in fighting illegal fishing.

Illegal and unregulated fishing is one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems, pushing aquatic species to the brink of extinction, throttling local food supplies, and undermining efforts to manage fisheries sustainably.

Unfortunately, many governments lack the resources and expertise needed for effective monitoring, control, and surveillance of their marine areas to stop illegal fishing operations.

But using satellites and artificial intelligence, OceanMind works with government agencies to protect fishing stocks, pulling public data on vessel positioning into the cloud and tracking each boat in real time. AI algorithms then analyse ship movements to identify suspicious behaviour, such as staying still for too long or venturing off established routes.

View the original video here.

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