Seeing is believing
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing accounts for 20% of all global fishing activity. This type of fishing happens all around the world and equates to 26 million tons of fish, which is worth over $23 billion each year.
As a leader in space-based maritime domain awareness, MDA operates the RADARSAT-2 satellite, which can monitor maritime activity and enables dark vessel detection. Dark vessels turn off required tracking devices in a deliberate effort to avoid detection while committing crimes on the water that put ocean ecosystems and maritime economies at risk. With radar imaging, every boat on the ocean becomes visible, regardless of time of day or weather conditions. MDA is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that empower businesses and governments to make informed decisions based on real-time data and insights on our planet.
Celebrate World Oceans Day and learn how MDA is keeping an eye on Earth to support a sustainable future.