The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at UOW has entered into a research partnership with the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) and the global non-profit organisation, Global Fishing Watch (GFW), to develop new analytical tools with emerging satellite technologies, and investigate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the partners intend to share relevant open public data and analytical methodologies, including vessel movement data, catch data and satellite imagery; collaborate on relevant research activities, and publish research outcomes to advance international understanding on IUU fishing and its impacts.

With funding from the Japanese government and international philanthropic foundations, the partnership is recruiting a new international analyst position to be based in Yokohama, Japan. The Fisheries Analyst (Japan) will be a key position in the Global Fishing Watch Analysis Cell and will work directly with an analyst within the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) to help provide training and deliver analysis and reporting.

The role requires well-developed analytical skills, and an understanding of fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance in Southeast Asia. Japanese language skills an advantage.

For further information, please contact A/Professor Quentin Hanich onĀ quentin_hanich@uow.edu.au.