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Costa Rica commits to making its fishing fleet visible to the world

Costa Rica and Global Fishing Watch (GFW), working with the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre and the Fundación Pacífico, have entered into an agreement to advance transparency in the country’s fisheries. Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Environment and Energy signed a letter of intent on May 2nd to make the [...]

By | 2018-05-04T12:43:11+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Fisheries, Press Release, VMS transparency|

Investigation into seized toothfish vessel highlights need for transparency

Tony Long, CEO Global Fishing Watch I’ve followed with interest the recent interception by the Indonesian navy of the F/V STS-50, a stateless toothfish fishing vessel carrying 600 illegal gillnets. The F/V STS-50 is a known Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish poacher that has operated under a number of different names and flags. It was [...]

By | 2018-05-03T10:55:32+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Impacts|

Fighting Illegal Fishing

Researchers explore an alternative pathway to fast-tracking the global recovery of fisheries By Julie Cohen Short-term pain for long-term gain. When applied to the reform of global fisheries, this strategy could yield enormous benefits. If only it were that easy. For many countries — especially those in the developing tropics where fishery reform is needed [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:49:41+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research and analysis, Research partner program|

Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries

Executive Summary Humans have been fishing the seas for over 42,000 years and fishing is one of the most widespread means by which humans harvest natural resources. However, fishing's global footprint - that is, its spatial and temporal patterns, and extent - was poorly understood and unquantified, until now. “Tracking the Global Footprint in Fisheries,” [...]

By | 2018-02-23T10:52:51+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Research and analysis|

Tracking Fishing from Space: The Global Footprint of Industrial Fishing Revealed

Tracking Fishing from Space: The Global Footprint of Industrial Fishing Revealed Satellite based data show fishing affects four times larger area than agriculture Washington DC, February 22 - A study published today in Science illuminates the extent of global fishing – down to individual vessel movements and hourly activity – and opens an unprecedented gateway [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:15:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Press Release|

 La pêche vue de l’espace : l’empreinte mondiale de la pêche industrielle enfin dévoilée

 La pêche vue de l’espace : l’empreinte mondiale de la pêche industrielle enfin dévoilée Les données satellitaires montrent que la pêche exploite une zone quatre fois plus vaste que les zones agricoles. Washington DC, le 22 février — Une étude publiée ce jour dans Science apporte un éclairage sur l’ampleur de la pêche mondiale – jusqu’aux déplacements [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:15:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Press Release|

Rastrear la pesca desde el espacio: La huella mundial de la pesca industrial al descubierto

Rastrear la pesca desde el espacio: La huella mundial de la pesca industrial al descubierto Datos por satélite muestran que la pesca afecta una superficie cuatro veces mayor que la agricultura Washington DC, 22 de febrero - Un estudio publicado hoy en la revista Science arroja luz sobre el alcance de la pesca mundial – [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:16:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Press Release|

Tracking Fishing from Space: Fact Sheet

What is Global Fishing Watch? Global Fishing Watch aims to create transparency, accelerate research and innovation, and promote sustainability in fisheries. Founded as a collaboration between Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google, Global Fishing Watch became an independent 501(c)3 organization in June 2017. Through our public mapping platform, we allow anyone to view global fishing activity in [...]

By | 2018-04-04T11:44:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Media Kit|

Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet: Media Kit

CAPTION: Arufura Sea, January, 2018. Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from Indonesia is shown in the Global Fishing Watch map as yellowish dots. This image is overlayed with data from NOAA’s satellite-based Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) which detects many vessels not broadcasting VMS. VIIRS-detected vessels are shown here as blue sailboats. CREDIT: Global [...]

By | 2018-01-29T14:35:26+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Media Kit|

Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet

Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet A new partnership between Global Fishing Watch and NOAA matches night-time imagery with monitoring data from fishing vessels. January 16, 2018: Global Fishing Watch has entered into a new data-sharing partnership with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve understanding of the activity of fishing vessels [...]

By | 2018-01-29T14:34:00+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Press Release|

Collaborating, Adapting Algorithms for Peru’s VMS

Last week, members of our team traveled to Peru to participate in a workshop on fishing algorithms and data, co-hosted by Oceana Peru and the Instituto del Mar de Peru (IMARPE). We made the journey because Peru is releasing its fishing vessel data to the world – the Peruvian Vice Minister of Fisheries, Hector Soldi, [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:27:48+00:00 December 15th, 2017|VMS transparency|

VMS Layer Now Available in Fishing Activity Map

On World Ocean Day in June 2017, we partnered with Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries to publicly release Indonesian Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data. This was the first ever public release of VMS data. Previously accessible only in a dedicated public workspace on our site, this data is [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:27:09+00:00 December 4th, 2017|VMS transparency|

Tracking fishing vessels and sharks reveals protection for large mobile animals

New research published in the journal Biological Conservation sheds light on the contentious debate surrounding large Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that restrict or prohibit fishing and other activities. By combining established shark tracking methods with the publicly available Global Fishing Watch platform that allows anyone to track fishing activity anywhere in the world, scientists have demonstrated that [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:53:28+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Media Kit, Press Release|