Pirate fishing Vs AIS

A small nonprofit caught these “dark” ocean vessels used for pirate fishing.

It took less than a minute of satellite time to catch these thieves red-handed

The heart of the Pacific Ocean is a vast, barely explored region outside national boundaries, teeming with undiscovered species and dramatic undersea terrain. A few organizations monitor activity here, mostly international fisheries management groups, but it’s easy for a vessel to get lost in the enormous distances. That’s exactly what many pirate fishing fleets depend on.

Though normally we associate the term piracy with rogues who commandeer other people’s ships, it’s also used as shorthand to describe illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing.

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Source: arstechnica.com

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