Ecuador Introducing Satellites to Combat IUU Fishing
This past October the European Commission issued Ecuador a "yellow card" warning, saying that the country had "shortcomings" in fighting illegal fishing. Now, Ecuador is stepping up their actions to combat IUU fishing – and satellites are set to play a big role.
According to Ecuador's Ministry of Production, the country will be using the Satellite Monitoring Centre (CMS) to control fishing and keep an eye on illegal activity. The satellites will allow Ecuador officials to collect, record and analyze maritime traffic of industrial vessels, as well as issue...
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