The United States, Japan, Australia and India will unveil a maritime initiative at the Quad Summit in Tokyo to stop illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific region, the Financial Times reported Saturday, citing a U.S. official.
The report https://www.ft.com/content/4066cc72-119a-48e2-b55c-980c4e3f6c9a said the maritime initiative would use satellite technology to create a tracking system for illegal fishing from the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific Ocean. Surveillance centers in Singapore and India.
US President Joe Biden is heading to Japan to attend a meeting of the Quad Group of Australia, India, Japan and the United States in Tokyo, which has boosted cooperation in the face of China’s growing commitment.
According to a report in the Financial Times, this maritime initiative will enable these countries to monitor illegal fishing even when boats shut down transponders that are commonly used to track ships.
US-Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell said earlier this month that the United States would soon announce plans to fight illegal fishing in the United States.
Several countries in the Indo-Pacific region are struggling with China’s huge fishing fleet. They say its ships often violate their exclusive economic zone and cause environmental damage and economic loss.
(Akanka Khushi Reporting in Bangalore Edited by Nick Jiminsky)