Good news for fish: Conservationists will soon be able to track large commercial fishing vessels when they traverse areas already struggling because of overharvesting and illicit catch tactics. Thanks to new satellite technology -- and funding from Google -- marine advocate groups will be able to prevent illegal fishing operations from wreaking havoc on sea life around the world.
With technology known as the Global Fishing Watch, a prototype of which was unveiled Thursday, advocates can catch illegal fisherman in the act by following the boat’s GPS signal on an advanced map that operates in real time. Oceana, a prominent ocean protection group, led the effort and software wa...
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