Global Fishing Watch Uses Satellite Technology to Monitor “Dark” Illegal Fishing
Oceans Deeply highlights new technology used by Global Fishing Watch to augment its data on vessels worldwide, which is used to monitor and prevent illegal fishing. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), allows a NOAA satellite to see ships in the dark by its ability to detect navigation lights. Global Fishing Watch may also include radar tools to detect boats running without lights. Read more in the Oceans Deeply feature.