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

Empowering Small-Scale Fisheries worldwide, through a strong network of resellers

Small-scale fisheries play a critical role in the global fishing industry, sustaining over 90% of the world’s fishermen and contributing approximately 50% of the global fish catches. These fisheries are essential for food security, providing livelihoods for millions of people and supporting local economies.

NEMO Transmitter Boosts its Performance with First Successfull Launch of Kinéis IoT Satellites

The NEMO transmitter, a VMS (Vessel Monitoring System) for the monitoring and regulatory management of small-scale and inshore fishing vessels, has seen its performance improved thanks to the launch of the first five Kinéis satellites connecting our NEMO transmitters.

Sustainability and innovations in the tuna industry: CLS showcases its fisheries solutions at 18th INFOFISH exhibition

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.

Monitoring human activities at sea: CLS solutions presented at IDDRI

Tracking, controlling and monitoring fishing activities for sustainable oceans.
With this in mind, we were delighted to welcome a delegation from IDDRI (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) to our corporate headquarters on May 13.

Irish authorities rely on CLS for surveillance and tracking of their fishing fleet

The TRITON ADVANCED VMS was chosen by the Irish fishing authorities to equip 280 vessels, ensuring comprehensive and reliable coverage of the Irish fishing fleet.

Battling ghost fishing in the Indian Ocean: discover how CLS NAOS beacon help track fishing gear

Ghost fishing is a significant threat to marine life and ecosystems worldwide. Lost or discarded fishing gear can remain active in the ocean for years, continuing to entangle and ensnare marine animals.

CLS, Sciaena and ANP|WWF Portugal, side by side to monitor Portuguese artisanal fishing in the frame of the European Fish-X project

CLS, Sciaena and ANP|WWF Portugal are working together to deploy the NEMO beacon in Portugal in the frame of the European Fish-X project.

CLS Develops a New Numerical Model to Study Krill in Antarctica

Wolrd Ocean Day: How CLS prevents oceanic plastic pollution with its ghost tracking device thanks to the NAOS beacon.

World Ocean Day: The CLS solution in ghost fishing tracking device to prevent oceanic plastic pollution

Wolrd Ocean Day: How CLS prevents oceanic plastic pollution with its ghost tracking device thanks to the NAOS beacon.

World Tuna Day: How habitat maps developped by CLS experts can help protect the ressources

Habitat Maps provide information about the habitats of adult tuna species and the areas with the highest risk of juvenile tuna presence.

Galapagos Day: CLS involved in monitoring the Galapagos Marine Protected Area

CLS is involved in the protection of the Galapagos National Park. 13 years of partnership to protect the Galapagos Marine Protected Area.

Expert testimony: climate change and redistribution of commercial fish populations

Meet Laurène, one of our experts at CLS, who modelize marine ecosystems, and has been studying the impact of climate change on fish stocks.

Easy to use, partner of your safety and your compliancy: discover our VMS NEMO

NEMO is the only end-to-end system specifically designed by fisheries experts, and the VMS with the best price of the market.

CLS NEMO transmitter registered on the list of I-VMS type approved devices for under 12 metre English vessels

CLS’ NEMO transmitter is registered on the List of iVMS type approved devices for under 12 metre English vessels.

World Tuna Day: SPC, CLS and Mercator-Ocean International join forces to model the impact of climate change on Pacific tuna resources

A collaboration agreement has just been signed between SPC, CLS and Mercator Ocean International to continue improving the SEAPODYM model.

NAGIS Project in Vietnam

NAGIS-FASEP is a study led by CLS whose objective is to provide a prototype GIS for aquaculture management for a Vietnamese Ministry.

New regulation in the Gulf Of Mexico

CLS’ NEMO EMTU-C configuration has been type-approved by NOAA and NMFS for recreational charter-fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oman Sultanate trusts CLS to develop a more sustainable fisheries industry

Small-scale fisheries sustain more than 90% of the world’s fishermen and are estimated to take about 50% of global fish catches.

STARFISH 4.0 Project – Space & Traditional Fisheries: Greece Experience

Starfish 4.0 is one of the 5 award winning projects as selected by the WestMED Initiative in November 2021.

One Ocean Summit: 55 million traditional fishermen on the scales

Small-scale fisheries sustain more than 90% of the world’s fishermen and are estimated to take about 50% of global fish catches.

The Fight to Slow the Global Fish Crash Has a Big Problem

As fish populations plummet, a huge swath of the fishing industry goes unmonitored, hampering conservation.

Gabon, World Leader in the Management of its Artisanal Fisheries, relies on CLS

Gabon launched on July 2nd the national program to equip artisanal maritime fishing vessels with satellite technology based on NEMO.

Albania Chooses CLS’ Triton VMS & THEMIS Fisheries Monitoring Platform for its Commercial Fleet

CLS won an open tender to be the exclusive provider of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) services and FMC software for Albania’s commercial fisheries. The call was issued by Albania’s Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) relies on CLS’s solutions

CLS is pleased to announce that the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has chosen a CLS solution to evaluate the functionalities of a regional Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) integrating industrial and artisanal fleets.

CLS Response to COVID-19

In an unprecedented context, France has had to take strict measures once again to protect its citizens. CLS is committed to providing its full support in the fight against the spread of the virus.

Peru: Leading the Way in Sustainable Fisheries Management for 20 Years

How Peru uses VMS, satellite tracking, and e-logbooks to manage resources and preserve their fishing industry.

ISO9001 and ISO27001 certifications at CLS

What are these standards and why make sure your fisheries services provider has them? CLS holds both strategic ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, building trust and confidence with our clients and partners.

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.

Supporting Small-Scale Fishing, Fighting against Plastic Waste: Groundbreaking Innovations

Monitor fishing gear, prevent accidental loss of nets, fight against plastics in the ocean, and generally help those involved in professional fishing to manage the maritime domain sustainably—those are the benefits of a new set of innovations to track and recover lost fishing gear at sea.

Myanmar Selects Triton Vessel Monitoring System

A new vessel monitoring system (VMS) program will help Myanmar reduce illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and protect the sovereignty of its EEZ.

Fighting Illegal Fishing: We Need to Focus on the Unregulated

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

Can the Deep Ocean be Harvested Sustainably or Not?

Researchers are studying if mesopelagic fisheries can be exploited sustainably. There have been some calls to start exploiting these resources, but first we must investigate whether it can be done safely and sustainably or not.

CLS Helps Rescue Hijacked Fishing Vessel

A fishing vessel hijacked off the coast of West Africa, tracked and rescued with the help of CLS Operations.

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.

The Congo Sets up a New Fisheries Monitoring Center

The Congo Scales up its Sustainable Fisheries Management. The Ministry of Fisheries is creating a new Fisheries Monitoring Center and has chosen CLS, the global leader, as its provider.

The Next Generation of ARGOS Takes Off

Kinéis, the spin-off company created by CLS and the French Space Agency to manage the next generation of the Argos system, has just raised 100 million Euros.

Ireland Chooses CLS’ Vessel Monitoring System

CLS won an open tender to be the exclusive provider of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) services for Irish commercial fisheries. The tender was issued by Ireland’s Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).

Managing Small-Scale Fisheries Needs a New Approach

Better Small-Scale Fishing Management Needed to Fight IUU Fishing CLS was recently interviewed by Undercurrent News about traditional fishers, highlighting the ways we need to think differently if we want to include them in sustainable fisheries management programs. Below is a short excerpt of the interview. Small-scale fisheries (SSF) account for over half of the

CLS Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Fisheries

30 years ago, the UN asked CLS to fit satellite transmitters to fishing vessels so their activities could be monitored, the beginnings of vessel monitoring systems. Since 1990, we've pioneered many more tools for sustainable fisheries management. Although much more remains to be done to fully protect our oceans’ resources, we're proud to have helped

STARFISH 4.0 Wins EU Blue Economy Grant to Trial Innovative Technology for Small-Scale Fishers

CLS and its partners APC and ERC are thrilled to announce that our STARFISH 4.0 project is one of 26 sustainable blue economy projects selected for funding by the EU Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).  In all, the EU has awarded €19.1 million to accelerate the sustainable development of the Blue

Patrick Lehodey from CLS Wins the ‘Star of Europe’ Award

On December 10 in Paris, Patrick Lehodey, head of the Marine Ecosystems Modelling team at CLS, was awarded the 2019 Étoile de l'Europe prize. The ceremony was held at the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris), with Frédérique VIDAL, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. This award recognizes French research teams that have chosen Europe

How will Climate Change affect Marine Life?

How will Climate Change affect Marine Life? Climate change affects not only the sea level, but also the temperature, acidity, and oxygen levels in the oceans and the marine life that live there. Animals can adapt to some changes in their habitat, but there is a point of no return. Today, we don't know what

Predators, Prey, and the Carbon Cycle in the Southern Ocean

Predators, Prey, and the Carbon Cycle in the Southern Ocean A recent article in Science for the Public-Stories in European-Australian Research highlighted CLS Fisheries' work in a European project to understand the deep layers of the ocean, critical both to the Earth's carbon cycle and the marine ecosystem. Tiny deep-water creatures such as krill and

Understanding the Ocean Food Chain: New Tool for Copernicus Marine Monitoring

New Global Zooplankton and Micronekton Product for the EU's Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service This month, our Marine Ecosystem Modeling team delivered a global zooplankton and micronekton model-based product as part of our work with Copernicus MEMS. Knowing the location and the biomass of these organisms, which are key parts of the ocean food chain, will improve

Production Underway for Kinéis: The New Nanosatellite Constellation with the Next Generation of Argos

Production Underway for the Next Argos Generation Production has started on the new constellation of 25 nanosatellites called Kinéis with the next generation of Argos instruments onboard. The new generation of the Argos system is based on greater bandwidth, improved data timeliness thanks to a shorter revisit time (5-15 minutes between satellite passes depending on

Sustainable Fisheries? The Economist Asked Our Experts

Sustainable fisheries in the Indian Ocean are possible; this requires integrated management. Charting the course for ocean sustainability in the Indian Ocean Rim is an Economist Intelligence Unit report. It highlights key ocean challenges facing the Indian Ocean Rim countries and showcases initiatives undertaken by governments and the private sector to address them. The report explores how

Celebrating Vietnam Fisheries: CLS a Key Partner

  “Today, particularly in Kien Giang province, there are a lot of fishing vessels. Since the number of vessels is too high, the fishing grounds are limited and no longer productive. We fishermen have to go to offshore areas or cross into overlapping areas, so we have to face many risks. I have the CLS

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

Fighting IUU: The Congo Relies on CLS Fisheries

CLS Supports the Fight against Illegal Fishing: The Congo Reactivates its Monitoring, Control and Surveillance System  The fight against illegal fishing gained renewed support on 22 March in Pointe-Noire by Henri Djombo, the Minister of State and Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, in the presence of local authorities and staff from his ministry. Minister

New THEMIS: Fisheries Intelligence from the World’s No1 FMC Provider

As part of our strategy for continuous improvement, we are releasing a new version of our THEMIS fisheries monitoring software. We’ve made it even more robust and user-friendly and added an electronic logbook (e-logbook)-catch analytics module. Now all the information you need is visible on one map. In March 2019, we began rolling out the new THEMIS

Kineis, a unique constellation

KINÉIS, new major player in French NewSpace, launches the first European constellation of nanosatellites and democratizes access to global connectivity (IoT). With the support of CNES, CLS: Collecte Location Satellites, announces the creation of a new subsidiary, Kineis. Kineis aims to become a major player in NewSpace and allow, by 2030, several million objects to