Praescient is excited to be presenting next Tuesday at the launch of INTERPOL’s Project SCALE, a new international law enforcement initiative designed to detect, combat, and suppress global illegal fishing and related illicit activities. Illegal fishing—characterized by unregulated trawling in restricted geographic zones—threatens food security and livelihoods in regions like West Africa, where countries are already struggling with fragile economies and limited law enforcement capabilities. In addition, illegal fishing is often linked to other forms of transnational crime, like money-laundering, human trafficking, and narcotics smuggling.
In Lyon next week, Praescient will join representatives from over 50 INTERPOL member countries and over 30 international organizations, along with a range of experts in the field of fisheries and maritime security, to examine the means of collectively addressing this growing problem. Praescient’s presentation will focus on the cutting-edge technologies available to enhance and accelerate counter-illegal fishing missions. Using the Palantir analytic platform, Praescient’s team will demonstrate the results of a notional investigation conducted with data from Norway’s Trygg Mat Foundation (anonymized for the purposes of security) into ships and companies believed to be involved in illegal fishing.
A recorded version of our analysts’ presentation at Project SCALE is below. Stay tuned for a summary of the conference’s highlights here next week!