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Navigate through the categories to find individual products and to learn about the advantages and challenges of different technology types. Successful enforcement systems are often composed of complementary technology products from across multiple categories.

Manned Aircraft

Manned aircraft are a platform technology that can be equipped with a variety of sensors including radars and imaging platforms to detect illegal fishing in real time.

Radar Technologies

Radar systems are a payload technology that transmit electromagnetic waves, and can detect objects by measuring at what point those waves are reflected back to the system.

Automatic Identification System

An Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a vessel tracking system and was originally developed to help avoid vessel collisions.

Vessel Monitoring System

Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) are installed on commercial fishing vessels to allow regulatory agencies to monitor position, time, course and speed of the vessel.

Acoustic Monitoring

Acoustic monitoring consists of using hydrophones, also known as underwater microphones, to detect underwater noises and are integrated onto platforms such as buoys, cabled systems or unmanned underwater vehicles.

Satellite Observation

Satellites are comprised of two main parts: the payload (the sensor that takes the pictures) and the bus (the hardware that gets it into space and keeps it running).


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Manned Sensing Packages

Manned sensing packages are customized technology suites designed to enhance the surveillance capabilities of aircrafts. The packages include sensor payloads and technology affixed to the underside of aircrafts. Manned sensing packages are the civilian alternative to the military-derived Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (IRS) systems, designed to track targets in coordination with tactical teams. Manned sensing packages include a range of technologies: cameras, electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) sensors, synthetic aperture and maritime radars, communications systems, and other technologies. New technologies can be added to the packages as they are released. The packages function differently than single sensor payloads in that they are designed and integrated to perform specific, enhanced functions.


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