17th of October : International Sawfish Day !

This year we decided to celebrate International Sawfish Day by congratulating the work just performed during Brest Ocean Hackathon to conduct deep-machine learning for identification of illegal trade of sawfishes on Internet through semi-automatic image recognition.

Many thanks to engineers and students : Arnaud, Thomas (from ITM Atlantic), Vinicius, Lucas, Paul and Solenn (from UBO) for their commitment and productive outputs to the ‘Traffic-Track’ challenge.

For sure the continuation of this team work will be profitable to sawfishes who are still suffering from massive outlawed business world around and are unfortunately targeted to meet the demand for trade (rostrum, teeth, meat, fins and skin).

Wishing you all active sawfish projects for next year.

Shark Finning Working Group

The STECF (Scientific, Technical and Economic Committees for Fisheries) is the scientific adviser of EC for fisheries subject related to conservation and management of living marine resources, including biological, economic, environmental, social and technical considerations.

From 7th to 11th of October the Joint Research Center (Ispra, Italy) will host an Expert Working Group dedicated to “Review the implementation of the shark finning regulation and to assess the impact of the 2009 EU actions plan on sharks”.

DRDH will contribute to the working week.