Tristan represented as technology surveillance is explained

Illegal Fishing focus at London Blue Belt Workshop

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

Stephanie Martin and Chris Carnegy

Tristan Environmental and Conservation Policy Officer Stephanie Martin and I represented Tristan at a Blue Belt technology workshop, held at Baden-Powell House in Kensington, London on Thursday 27th February 2020.

The event explored effective ways to detect illegal fishing activity in the waters of the UK Overseas Territories. It came as Tristan is preparing to declare new protections within its 750,000km2 ocean zone.

Pablo Trueba highlights the Tristan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The EEZ shows the area around the northern Tristan Islands (Tristan, Inaccessible and Nightingale) and the southern area around Gough and the seamounts, shown here as white circles.

In this session Pablo Trueba of the Ocean Mind satellite surveillance project discussed work to monitor activity around Tristan's islands and seamounts.

Chris and Stephanie meet with FCO Blue Belt lead Kylie Bamford
and event host Jonathan Williams, Chief Executive of Marine South East.

The group discussion in session.