Plymouth Marine Laboratory Illegal Fishing

Product by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

PML is currently demonstrating a system for automatic monitoring of illegal fishing in Ghana, West Africa. It uses visible light and satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to detect shipping, match those co-ordinates with information on known registered shipping, and provide the authorities with timely information to investigate the unregistered vessels. The procedure has a high success rate, detecting 91% of registered vessels, and a fast throughput, processing and delivering information within 1 hour of the ingestion time.


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