Marine Monitoring & Surveillance

Sustainability is both a mandated objective of modern fishery regulators and an expectation of our communities. Management agencies use monitoring and surveillance to monitor legal and illegal fishing activities to ensure sustainability and fairness.

Domain Lead:  Chris Wilcox

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Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing has been cited as one of the three main causes for poor performance of fisheries management. Illegal fishing is a major issue. In the only global estimate made to date IUU fishing was estimated to account for 11 – 19 per cent of catches globally, and costs legal fisheries up to $23 billion annually.


Case Studies:  (under construction)


  • IUU Fishing
  • AI Technologies
  • Risk Assessment and Illicit Activities 


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