National Geographic Society Announces Winners of Competition to Combat Illegal Fishing: The Society’s Marine Protection Prize awards $450,000 for innovative solutions and technologies that protect and sustain fisheries in coastal communities

To help celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, the National Geographic Society announced the winners of the Marine Protection Prize. The winners include Paul Ferber of Marine Conservation Cambodia, Badr Idrissi of ATLAN Space and Melissa Garren of Pelagic Data Systems. Each winner will be awarded $150,000 to implement their plans.

This program has attracted some of the best and brightest proposals for using technology to better police critical ecosystems and economies. From an impressive pool of 156 teams that registered for the competition, three winners were selected.

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