01/10/14

Technology casts protective net over Palau’s seas

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Palau, a small island in the Pacific, faces a tough task of protecting the waters under its jurisdiction.
 
The film summarises the commercial fishing situation in Palau and the its option for guarding its exclusive economic zone if the plans for a National Marine Sanctuary come about.
 
The video's author mainly interviewed Alan Wilmore who is the commanding officer for the existing Australian Navy's patrol vessel. Over the last 18 months, he has been intrinsic in advising Palau's President in the current limitations and possible alternatives to patrolling its waters.
 
The film is also a short summary of the various technologies available to Palau and other island nations to help combat illegal fishing, those tested so far and those considered as possibilities together with an experts appraisal of them. Like many of the technologies, it was first developed for the military.