Several decades of overfishing in most of the world's major fisheries has created large declines in many commercially important fish populations across the world.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, today is recognized as a major threat to achieving sustainable fisheries. exactAIS data can play an integral role in the prosecution of violators by maritime authorities.
In efforts to combat illegal fishing around the world, exactAIS provides:
Immediate identification of non-cooperative IUU vessels in the vicinity of legitimate fishing vessels allows for a more targeted response
Dynamic data that allows authorities to identify spoofed position reports when comparing a vessel's reported latitude and longitude
Extended surveillance range beyond traditional methods to include areas where vessels are not intended to be fishing