Albatrosses exposing illegal fishing boats


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Albatross Wearing Data Trackers Are Exposing Illegal Fishing Boats

A fifth of the world's annual fish catch is caught illegally.
Albatrosses’ attraction to ships doesn’t just make them efficient foragers: It also makes them excellent spies. Albatrosses tracking fishing vessels found that a third of ships had turned off their transponders, possibly fishing without a license or transferring illegal catches on to cargo vessels.

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