Episode 80: Fishing with Satellites- Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated

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January 06, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Eastern Time
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About Episode 80

1 in 5 fish that land on a dinner plate in America is a result of illegal fishing.* How do satellites identify illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing around the globe? What remote sensing data can be combined to better understand the extent of illegal fishing beyond what shipboard trackers do? Space-based capabilities have shed light on the regions in most danger of IUU fishing.  In this episode we talk to experts William Cromarty (Spire Global, Inc.) and Dr. Dee Pack (Aerospace) about this and the challenges that remain in terms of policy, technology and business.

Read an article about this episode in National Defense Magazine "U.S. Fishing for Defense Tech to Protect International Waters" by Meredith Roaten.

*The Pew Charitable Trusts, Nov 13, 2017 Article