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exactEarth to provide Advanced AIS services for MDA’s Dark Vessel Detection Program

By GeoConnexion - 28th April 2021 - 14:31

exactEarth announced that it has signed an agreement with MDA to provide advanced Satellite-AIS data services as part of MDA’s recently announced Dark Vessel Detection (“DVD”) program for the Government of Canada. The DVD program is intended to detect and identify vessels that have switched off their AIS transponders and are engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated (“IUU”) fishing. IUU fishing is a global problem that results in significant economic loss - estimated at $23 billion per year by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada – and leads to considerable damage to the world’s fishing population and habitat.

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