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Canada forges agreement to help Philippines track illegal fishing vessels using satellite technology

Canada will help the Philippines detect illegal fishing with its satellite surveillance system under a new agreement, Philippine officials said Monday. The arrangement gives the National Coast Watch Center of the Philippines access to data from Canada’s “Dark Vessel Detection System,” which harnesses satellite technology to track illegal fishermen even if they switch off their location transmitting devices, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said. Illegal and unregulated fishing is a problem across the Philippine archipelago, including in disputed areas of the South China Sea. The Philippine coast guard has accused Chinese coast guard ships and fishing vessels of switching off their location-transmitting devices to avoid detection and surveillance.

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  • Videlis Eddie

    33 w

    We need more of such effective partnerships to protect our marine biodiversity

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Gorffly mokua

        34 w

        Great! This will greatly help cut down illegal fishing.

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          35 w

          Good move marine life needs to be protected with all it takes

          • winnie nguru

            35 w

            Proper use of technology here! Marine life must be saved at all cost

            • CHRIS NGATIA

              35 w

              This is so good of Canada ... Coming to aid to help fight illegal fishing ... Marine life must be protected

              • Jane Wangui

                34 w

                @chris_ngatia marine life is very important in the ecosystem.

              • Rashid Kamau

                35 w

                We condemn illegal fishing.

                • Princess

                  35 w

                  This is a great step towards ocean conversation and protecting marine ecosystems.

                  • rosebellendiritu

                    35 w

                    Uncontrolled fishing should be discouraged at all costs

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