Chaired by Dr Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union Group PCL (Thailand), this Session was entitled “Sustainability, Enboironmeht and Eco-labelling in the Tuna Industry’.
At-sea monitoring, a rapidly expanding field where the latest innovations are taking place, was covered by Mr Faustino Velasco, CEO of Satlink (Spain), Mr Thue Barfod, Global Head of the Fish & Seafood Cargo Segment (Maersk Hong Kong) , and Mr Les Shortall, Market Development Manager , Inmarsat Maritime (UK).
Satlink’s Sea Tube system and Machine Learning feature is able to estimate catches on purse seine and longline vessels, geofencing, as well as electronic monitoring of FAD activities, structures and materials. Conditions on-board are also able to be monitored, which aids in preventing human rights abuses at sea. Mr Velasco ended by stating the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration: technology + science+ industry.