Satellite imagery and tracking is used by groups like Oceana to fight illegal and abusive fishing practices around the world: Satellite Technology Helps Protect Ocean Wildlife – VOA

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Scientists around the world are increasingly using satellite technology to study life on earth. Small, inexpensive transponders attached to animals track their movement and interaction with humans, helping scientists and activists protect endangered species. Oceana, an international organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans, teamed with shark researchers to study the fishing industry’s impact on one shark species. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Oceana created Global Fishing Watch to use satellite data to map fishing activities around the world. From their collection of videos, here is a sampling of three: