CHILE PLEDGES TO SHARE FISHING VESSEL TRACKING DATA
Chile has finalized an agreement to publicly share data from its satellite system for monitoring fishing boats to, among other things, support its disease prevention program. The country will share the data through an online interactive mapping platform called Global Fishing Watch that tracks ship movements across the globe. The data will enable fisheries managers to monitor vessels to help prevent the spread of disease in the salmon aquaculture industry and to keep an eye on Chile's jack mackerel population. Chile is now one of five countries that have pledged to share their fishing vessel tracking data with the public. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/chile-pledges-to-make-its-fishing-ves….