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

Big Data: the Future of Sustainable Fisheries

BY LUIS DIAZ, CLS FISHERIES Sea Technology, November, 2019 Sustainable Fisheries need Big Data Analytics The world’s marine fisheries support billions of people around the world, contribute USD 100 billion each year, and support about 260 million jobs in the global economy. But increasingly, fisheries are subject to overexploitation, pollution and habitat loss.  Sustainable fisheries

Managing Small-Scale Fisheries Needs a New Approach

Around the world, it is increasingly recognized that ocean resources are finite, and that fisheries need to adopt sustainable practices if they are to have any long-term future. It estimated that small scale fisheries (SSF) account for over half of the global catch and 95 % of the world’s fishers. As a result, there is

VMS or AIS for Sustainable Fisheries Management?

This article first appeared in World Fishing & Aquaculture, December, 2019 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. However, I believe that

How is Climate Change Affecting Tuna Fish Stocks?

Pacific Tuna & Climate: Trends and Forecasts This article first appeared in the special Climate Change issue of Infofish Magazine. 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 Collecte Localisation Satellites

Fighting Illegal Fishing: We Need to Focus on the Unregulated

This article originally appeared in The Ecologist. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing all seriously impact the sustainable management of fishing. We are all increasingly aware of the perilous state of our oceans and seas, of growing pollution, of huge volumes of plastic waste and over-fishing. The importance of harvesting fish stocks at sustainable levels is