SeaBOS pilot for vessel identification and tracking

SeaBOS has developed a Proof of Concept (PoC) to transform the level of transparency aboard commercial fishing vessels, using monitoring IT tools and machine learning. The PoC uses two core technologies: (1) Facial recognition software, to document crew members’ commercial fisherman license and identity; and (2) deck cameras to identify species and catch volume, time and date and GPS lot/long coordinates, with automatic upload to a blockchain platform. Vessel tracking and identification of vessels entering Marine Protected Areas or no fish zones were identified using digital logs. Lessons learned is that it is possible to execute this level of transparency and traceability on fishing vessels.

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