ISSF: Electronic Monitoring is Example of How Technology Can Help Pacific Tuna Management (Opinion)
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Opinion by Victor Restrepo - August 4, 2016
Dr. Restrepo currently serves as Chair of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee and as a member of the ISSF Board of Directors. Previously, he worked with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
Throughout the world, advanced technology is increasingly used to provide solutions to the practical challenges of sustainable, modern fisheries management once thought insurmountable. From the eradication of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing to improved data collection for better resource management overall, there _is_generally “an app for that.”
Consider electronic monitoring systems or EMS. In the world's largest tuna fishing grounds — the Western and Central Pacific Ocean— the use of EMS is expanding. On board fishing vessels, EMS cameras and sensors can record fishing activities as well as collect and archive accurate facts and figures...
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