Thursday 06.09.2018 at 10:45
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) is an international issue around the world. Industry observers believe IUU occurs in most fisheries and accounts for up to 30% of total catches in some important fisheries.
Overfishing is a form of overexploitation where fish stocks are reduced to below acceptable levels. Overfishing can occur in water bodies of any sizes, such as ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans, and can result in resource depletion, reduced biological growth rates and low biomass levels. Sustained overfishing can lead to critical depensation, where the fish population is no longer able to sustain itself. Some forms of overfishing, for example the overfishing of sharks, has led to the upset of entire marine ecosystems.
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Mohd Shafrizan Bin Solah
With over 15 years in Marine Electronics and 5 years in Air Traffic Control (ATC) particularly in Communication, Navigation & Surveillance (CNS) engineering segment, Mohd Shafrizan Bin Solah passionate about innovating & inventing a new layer of intelligence data (intel-info) that would protect and preserve the coastals.
One of his current initiative is the implentation of the patented Solar Powered AIS onboard 2500 fishing vessels across Malaysia, tonnes of data that daily he dig, process and analyse mainly to fight the little-known global epidemic, the pirates fishing.
Dr. Matthias Keller
Dr. Matthias Keller has been working for the Federal Association of the German Fish Industry and Fish Wholesaling for 30 years and has been sole Managing Director since 2000. In addition to food law and trade policy topics, his area of expertise also includes the topic of IUU, which he has been working on for more than 10 years in the association. Furthermore, he is a deputy member of the board of the European Fish Industry Association „AIPCE-CEP“ and since 1997 managing director of the Fish Information Center e.V.
Sabine is project manager of the trade fair fish international in Bremen, Germany. After over 20 years of experience with the product fish, Sabine knows the industry inside out. She is always in touch with the industry’s concerns and succeeds in making them the topic of lively discussions.
Challenge for Hackathon
We are trying to find hacks and smart ways to monitor overfishing and also fight against illegal fishery activities.