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Illegal Fishing

What are the challenges you face?

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is one of the biggest threats to our oceans.

While international, regional and national rules exist, poor application and implementation allows IUU fishing to continue. Through concerted and committed political effort IUU fishing can be ended.

However many fishing vessels are not mandated to report positions on AIS and adherence to national fishing reporting requirements is not always fully compliant.

How we support you in solving these challenges?

Cost-effective, comprehensive, persistent surveillance

Sirius Insight provides a cordon of overlapping sensors which offer comprehensive, persistent coverage.


Our Sirius Insight platform can geofence prohibited or restricted fishing grounds and alert non-compliant (unlicensed) vessels.  Our algorithms recognise when a fishing vessel is in transit as opposed to actually conducting fishing activity, allowing appropriate alerts to illegal actors and monitoring of fishing grounds.

Our Solutions

As a leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence) for the marine environment, Sirius Insight delivers integrated and enhanced information to help you make informed critical decisions. We support you with your challenges, from understanding what your problems are to supplying you with automated and actionable information that can be used. Our range of applications to view this information is what makes us unique.



This Watch-keeper interface shows a plot of fused radar, AIS and camera contacts and a network of tracks from overlapping sensor locations.


Automatically directed cameras slew to radar contacts to enable verification/identification of contact, or track vessels outside of coverage.



'Dark cockpit' display alerts an operator to a single track of interest, with alerts generated by pattern of life algorithms or logic rules.  Alerts can be tailored for specific missions, such as unusual activity near critical asset.

Can be distributed to multiple stakeholders avoiding need for experienced users to be constantly overseeing the data.



Automated detections of 'target vessels', geo-located by camera, and fused with radar, ais and radio/cellular phone analysis.  

Vessel and/or activity can be selected as triggers for alerts.

‘Sirius Insight’s support to the Joint Maritime Security Centre during the planning and execution of the Brexit transition period was outstanding.  Their agility and delivery of maritime security capability to support high security operations at short notice and to protect the integrity of UK territorial waters over a longer timeframe has been first class.  Their understanding of the nuances and complexities of the maritime environment sets them apart from their competitors.’

Director Operations, Joint Maritime Security Centre

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