Emerging monitoring technologies to reduce illegal fishing activities at sea and prevent entry of fraudulent fish into markets

Type Article
Date 2023-05
Language English
Author(s) Willette Demian A.1, Ababouch Lahsen2, Barber Paul H.3, Bunje Paul M. E.4, Cauzac Jean-Pierre5, Conchon Anna5, Trenkel VerenaORCID6
Affiliation(s) 1 : Biology Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, United States
2 : The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
3 : Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
4 : Conservation X Labs, Washington, D.C, United States
5 : Sustainable Management of Fisheries Division, Collecte Localisation Satellites, Ramonville Saint-Agne, France
6 : UMR DECOD, IFREMER, Nantes, France
Source Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems (2571-581X) (Frontiers Media SA), 2023-05 , Vol. 7 , P. 1166131 (7p.)
DOI 10.3389/fsufs.2023.1166131
WOS© Times Cited 1
Keyword(s) automatic identification systems, environmental DNA, illegal fishing, vessel monitoring, remote electronic monitoring, seafood fraud, vessel monitoring systems

National and global priorities are increasingly focused on the concurrent marine fisheries challenges of food security, illegal fishing, and declining fisheries resources. Molecular genetics and electronic monitoring technologies can advance solutions to these challenges, particularly in fisheries surveillance and seafood traceability, and a growing number of studies continues to validate the utility of these tools. What is needed next is guidance to support their wider, more conventional adoption and implementation, either complementary to or in the absence of government policies. Here, we synthesize discussion held during the Borchard Foundation Colloquium held in July 2022 in Missillac, France on modernizing global fisheries with emerging technologies. Our aim is to provide perspectives to scientists, resource managers, and policy makers of emerging monitoring technologies, summarize the utility of these technologies in fisheries, and conclude with how the objective to modernize global marine fisheries is a prime opportunity to engage fresh talent in a new era of fisheries innovation.

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Willette Demian A., Ababouch Lahsen, Barber Paul H., Bunje Paul M. E., Cauzac Jean-Pierre, Conchon Anna, Trenkel Verena (2023). Emerging monitoring technologies to reduce illegal fishing activities at sea and prevent entry of fraudulent fish into markets. Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems, 7, 1166131 (7p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2023.1166131 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00838/94980/