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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 [...]

By | 2018-06-29T06:29:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Press Release|

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 | 2018-06-29T06:28:36+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Press Release|

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 | 2018-06-29T06:28:40+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 | 2018-06-29T06:29:03+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Press Release|
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