Automatic Identification System Buoys Can Bring Big Fines for Fishermen
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Small buoys being used to track fishing gear can net huge fines.
Small electronic beacons that are being used by more fishermen could net big fines.
Automatic Identification Systems are attached to fixed gear like longlines and pots and signal the locations via navigation systems, a laptop, even cell phones. AIS is required for boats over 65 feet and in certain shipping lanes.
But other users, advertisers and sellers are subject to fines of more than...
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