Palau to be first country to test satellite to fight illegal fishing

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — Palau will be the first country to test the new state-of-the-art radar system to help spot and catch illegal fishing boats in its territorial waters, according to president Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.

Remengesau said Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, concerned about illegal fishing depleting global fish populations, will spend $40 million to develop a system that uses satellite imagery and data-analysis software to help countries reign in illegal, unregistered and unregulated fishing boats depleting ocean fisheries.

“It will be implemented by December, but the system . . .

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