Brazil releases data from 1,400 fishing boats to global platform

Published Nov 10, 2021

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Brazil released tracking data for 1,400 industrial fishing boats through the Global Fishing Watch (GFW) platform, a platform created in order to monitor fishing vessels on a global scale. In a statement, the National Secretariat of Aquaculture and Fisheries, of the Ministry of Agriculture, assesses that the opening of the data aims to support the science and management of fisheries in the country.

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“The partnership with Global Fishing Watch is a great opportunity for the Brazilian fishing industry to show its potential to the world, as well as our intention to promote the modernization of fisheries management in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making decisions based on evidence and leverage transparency”, highlights the Secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Jorge Seif Junior, in the note. Of the entire fleet of fishing boats registered in Brazil, 2894 must, by law, be included in the government's traceability program and, of this total, only 1,400 had their data made available to Global Fishing Watch (Photo: Thinkstock) Also in a statement, Oceana, an organization that works to protect the oceans and marine life, points out that the data made available correspond to almost half of the vessels required by law to appear in the records of the National Program for Tracking Fishing Vessels by Satellite ( Preps), which has been in existence since 2006. Boats with a total ...
Source: Agroinforme
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