The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a Global Artificial Intelligence in Fisheries Monitoring Summit in Atlanta, Georgia from January 17-18, 2023. It brought together 40 experts from across the globe (Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific Islands) to discuss how artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) can help secure greater transparency and accountability throughout the world’s fisheries. Attendees presented their experiences implementing these emerging technologies and discussed perceived obstacles to its expanded use alongside ways to overcome those challenges.
The two days were divided into seven sessions, which included presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and breakout groups. Many of the topics discussed were first raised during Pew’s Global Electronic Monitoring Symposium in 2022. The sessions and the main takeaways from each are summarized in this report.