Project Eyes on the Seas

Pioneering technology to help end illegal fishing

Project Eyes on the Seas

The Pew Charitable Trusts launched a groundbreaking technology platform that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans.  Project Eyes on the Seas combines satellite monitoring of the oceans with other information, such as fishing-vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity far more efficiently than has been possible in the past— often in near-real time. This video was updated with a newer version on Dec. 8, 2015.

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Project Eyes on the Seas

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La pesca ilegal es un problema global que amenaza la salud de nuestros océanos a largo plazo, empeora el impacto de la sobrepesca en ecosistemas marinos críticos y cuesta aproximadamente 23.500 millones de dólares al año. Uno de cada cinco peces capturados en los mares de todo el mundo se pesca ilegalmente, lo cual hace peligrar la subsistencia de decenas de millones de personas que dependen de los recursos marinos.