Phys .org: Women in Fisheries website launched

Phys .org: Women in Fisheries website launched. “New research exploring women’s roles in fishing families officially gets going this week, as the Women in Fisheries project launches its new website. The study is examining how women contribute to the survival of both fishing families and the fishing industry, and will shed light on women’s roles, identities and wellbeing. Collecting data on both sides of the Atlantic—in Newfoundland, Canada and here in the UK—Women in Fisheries is also hoping to understand how small-scale fishing families (those using boats under 10m in length) are adapting to a changing environmental and economic climate.”

Forbes: The Amazing Ways Google Uses Artificial Intelligence And Satellite Data To Prevent Illegal Fishing

Forbes: The Amazing Ways Google Uses Artificial Intelligence And Satellite Data To Prevent Illegal Fishing. “Using the publicly broadcast Automatic Identification System for shipping, machine learning algorithms have been shown to be able to accurately identify illegal fishing activity in protected areas. This works in much the same way as the ‘cat or horse?’ example for image recogntion I gave above. By plotting a ship’s course and comparing it to patterns of movement where the ship’s purpose is known, computers are able to ‘recognize’ what a ship is doing.”

Xinhuanet: Aussie researchers develop database detailing fish caught since 1950

Xinhuanet: Aussie researchers develop database detailing fish caught since 1950 . “Australian researchers have compiled an unparalleled database detailing the 5.8 trillion tonnes of global fishing since 1950. The database, created by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, was based on more than 867 million fishing records from 1950 to 2014.”