(…) Previously the use of drones to prevent poaching has occurred on land. But one north-African startup is taking the technology to the ocean: ATLAN Space. The company’s FishGuard program was recently awarded $150,000 by the National Geographic Society in its Competition to Combat Illegal Fishing, a search for innovative solutions and technologies that protect and sustain fisheries in coastal communities. Drones Combat. FishGuard is a partnership between ATLAN Space, Grid-Arendal and Trygg Mat Tracking. The aim is to use drones to identify and reduce illegal fishing in the Republic of Seychelles. Together they are monitoring huge swathes of the ocean with fully autonomous drones guided by computer vision and AI. (…)