Insights, explanations, and thought leadership from our fisheries experts about key issues facing the fishing industry and the sustainable management of marine resources.

Protecting and Monitoring Small-Scale Fisheries

This article was first published in a special issue on giving a voice to small-scale fishers, in INFOFISH International, Issue 3/2020 (May/June 2020). Small-scale fisheries are a key part of the global Blue Economy, accounting for an estimated 50% of the global catch. There are increasing calls for monitoring their activity, as today they are

Big Data: the Future of Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable fisheries face a significant challenge – data management. The future of fisheries depends on advanced Big Data analytics.

VMS or AIS for Sustainable Fisheries Management?

There has been discussion across the industry about adapting AIS for fisheries monitoring. Increasingly AIS is seen as a transparent and freely available tool and as a result fishermen and companies are questioning why they should have a separate VMS.

Fighting Illegal Fishing: We Need to Focus on the Unregulated

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing all seriously impact the sustainable management of fishing.

How is Climate Change Affecting Tuna Fish Stocks?

Most models to assess tuna populations have been largely based on catch report data, but climate change also affects the fish and their location. With a new method developed by scientists at CLS, working with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), it is now possible to forecast changes in stocks.

Satellite Observation for Aquaculture: Bangladesh

(Image from ESA-Sentinel-2. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2018]) Earth Observation for Aquaculture Inventories: Bangladesh  In the south-western region of Bangladesh, aquaculture plays a significant role in food production and is crucial to local economies. A few decades ago most of the lands in this region were used for agriculture, especially for paddy cultivation using