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Fishing regulators in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati have chosen the Spanish engineering company Satlink to help it modernize its fisheries management platform, the company said in a release.
Kiribati’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is responsible for monitoring an exclusive economic zone with some 15% of the world’s tropical tuna. The collaboration with the Spanish firm will allow vessel monitoring and electronic reporting information to be merged into an integrated control center later this year.
“The initiative will allow the Kiribati Fisheries Administration to evolve to a system with advanced management capabilities and enable them to exploit the available information and improve the management of their fishing resources,” Satlink said in the release.