Illegal and unregulated fishing is one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems, pushing aquatic species to the brink of extinction, throttling local food supplies, and undermining efforts to manage fisheries sustainably. Unfortunately, many governments lack the resources and expertise needed for effective monitoring, control, and surveillance of their marine areas to stop illegal fishing operations.


OceanMind works with government agencies to protect fishing stocks, pulling public data on vessel positioning into the cloud and tracking each boat in real time. AI algorithms analyze ship movements to identify suspicious behavior, such as staying still for too long or venturing off established routes. Microsoft Azure gives OceanMind the capacity to monitor our oceans and protect marine biodiversity.

Fishing vessel in a calm sea.

OceanMind enables sustainable fishing

Piles of old fishing nets on a dock.