Japan wants to monitor poachers from satellites
The Japanese Agency for research and education in fisheries (Fisheries Research and Education Agency) is planning close cooperation with Google and other companies. It is supposed to organize a system of monitoring of marine poaching.
According to the Agency, in 2017, issued a record number of warnings – 5191 – foreign vessels suspected of illegal fisheries in the waters of Japan. It is assumed that most of the offenders is the Navy of North Korea.
In the fight against poaching, the Agency intends to put in place a system of global monitoring of the fisheries Global Fishing Watch (GFW), the correspondent of Fishnews. This system, developed by Google along with other companies, identificeret ships and displays their positions and courses on the map according to information from satellites and ground stations.
It is expected that GFW will make finding the fleet, a leading fishing in forbidden waters, and will allow you to determine what ports are delivered to the illegal catches.
The Agency has already signed an agreement with the organizations that govern Global Fishing Watch, and Australian research Institute. According to The Japan News, the parties plan to hold a meeting to discuss the action plan before the start of joint monitoring.
The Japanese Agency will forward photos of ships and other information Google. The company, in turn, will provide information on the movements of the fleet. Collaboration will begin with the monitoring of the situation in the Pacific.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru