The 18th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference & Exhibition held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20-22nd May 2024, bring together leading speakers and experts from the global tuna industry, to address global challenges and advancing sustainable solutions for tuna stock.

To meet the fishermen and the industry expectations, CLS created CATSAT more than 30 years ago, a decision solution to help professional pelagic fishermen. CATSAT is one integrated solution, gathering biological, oceanographic and meteorology maps, with many features and a customized service with oceanographic support and weekly recommendations.


Tuna stocks under pressure: threats for tuna fishing industry

Indonesian tuna fisherman
Tuna fishermen in Asia

Overfishing is one of the main threats to tuna stocks worldwide. Global demand for tuna, fueled by the consumption of sushi and sashimi, has led to increased pressure on tuna populations, particularly the most prized species such as yellowfin tuna.

Some fishing practices, such as purse seining or long-line, can lead to significant by-catches, notably of juvenile tuna and other marine species such as sea turtles and sharks, threatening marine biodiversity.

Climate change also puts pressure on tuna populations by altering water temperatures and ocean currents, which can affect fish distribution and migration.


CATSAT, our powerful decision solution to help professional pelagic fishermen fish strategically & sustainably

Zooplankton map in CATSAT
Zooplankton map in CATSAT

By studying the challenges and new habits of tuna fishing companies, CLS created two decades ago a powerful software called CATSAT, providing the best oceanographic data available in the fishing market, offering captains the best maps to locate tuna and pelagic species.

CATSAT is a sophisticated decision-making tool that leverages satellite data to provide real-time insights into oceanic conditions. By analyzing sea surface temperatures, current patterns, and other relevant environmental parameters, CATSAT equips fishermen with valuable information to identify optimal fishing grounds with precision.

CLS, as data provider of Copernicus project (European Information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ data), acquires and processes raw data, which guarantees for CATSAT, best treatment processes and optimized products oriented to fishing. The company is also the Copernicus provider for micronekton and zooplankton, and therefore step ahead on the market.

The power of CATSAT lies in its ability to enhance efficiency and sustainability in tuna fishing operations. By guiding fishermen to areas rich in targeted fish species, CATSAT minimizes resource wastage and reduces the ecological impact of fishing activities. Moreover, by avoiding unproductive areas, fishermen can optimize their time and resources, ultimately leading to increased profitability.

Behind the success of CATSAT lies our dedicated team of 14 experts, whose expertise spans various disciplines, including satellite technology, oceanography, and data analytics. Their unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence ensures that CATSAT remains at the forefront of technological advancements in the fishing industry. The software is installed on 1200 fishing vessels, in more than 50 countries.

For the 6th time, CLS participate to the INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference & Exhibition in Bangkok, presenting its fisheries expertise and solutions at booth number 27, and contributing to the collective exploration of advancements in the tuna trade sector.

With over two decades of experience serving professional fishermen worldwide, CLS has earned a reputation as a trusted partner in the industry. Over 90 countries use our fisheries management products and services.

To protect marine resources and ensure a future for the Blue Economy, we continuously innovate to support clients as they scale up their sustainable management. We help fishers and administrators better understand and manage fisheries, by providing the highest-quality data, expertise, software, hardware, and value-added services.

With CATSAT, CLS continues to redefine the future of fishing. Stay tuned for more updates on how our solutions can support your fishing operations.