OceanMind is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s fisheries. We provide insights and intelligence into fishing compliance to those who can most effectively use it.
We support government authorities and seafood buyers by providing expertise and knowledge paired with advanced technologies to enable responsible sourcing and effective enforcement. Effective enforcement leads to deterrence and increased compliance. This combined with the power of the market choosing provably responsible sources, drives sustainability.
OceanMind began in 2014 as “Project Eyes on the Seas”, a collaboration between the Satellite Applications Catapult and Pew Charitable Trusts. Initially a collaboration to develop technology fusing satellite data and artificial intelligence to detect illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, it soon developed into a suite of services to help governments and the seafood supply chain to understand the compliance of fishing activities.
In July 2018, OceanMind launched as a new independent non-for-profit organisation with the mission to empower enforcement and compliance in the world’s fisheries. Working with partners such as the UK Government, the Royal Thai Government, the Seafood Task Force, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Conservation International, and Humanity United, OceanMind is supporting enforcement and MCS professionals globally, as well as helping seafood buyers build more responsible supply chains.