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Drones Help Spot Illegal Fishing Around Costa Rica

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing.

In May, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and Turtle Island Restoration Network, a marine conservation group, traveled to the remote, bio-rich Cocos Island National Park with support from Alucia Productions and the Dalio Ocean Initiative to lay the groundwork for using unmanned aerial vehicles to collect evidence of poaching in the island’s protected waters.

Read More: https://www.suasnews.com/2015/07/drones-could-help-spot-illegal-fishing-around-costa-ricas-cocos-island/