AIS Industry use case

Illegal fishing

Spire Maritime AIS data provides the data necessary to establish fishery protection measures that deter vessels from over fishing or fishing illegally

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Several decades of overfishing in most of the world’s major fisheries has created large declines in many commercially important fish populations across the world.

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is recognized as a major threat to achieving sustainable fisheries today. Spire AIS data can play an integral role in the prosecution of violators by maritime authorities.

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Illuminating global fishing activity with satellite AIS tracking

How Spire Global’s AIS tracking data helps Global Fishing Watch promote ocean sustainability and expose illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

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Beta Begins: New solution delivers improved performance, quality, & innovation

Our new offering, Maritime 2.0, reduces duplicate MMSIs from 20% to 1%.

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