Press Release

Close encounters of the fishy kind

New data reveals suspected vessel rendezvous at sea and sheds light on the ‘dark’ fleet To mark World Oceans Day, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has increased ocean transparency by releasing the first-ever ‘live’ global view of likely transshipping at sea — a practice that can mask illegal fishing activity, and imagery of night-time fishing and [...]

By | 2018-06-08T07:16:51+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Fisheries, Map, News and views, Our updates, Press Release|

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 | 2018-06-08T04:19:24+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Fisheries, Press Release, VMS transparency|

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|

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|

Global Fishing Watch Doubles Its Data with Help of Nano-satellites from Spire Sense

Media contact: Kimbra Cutlip Kimbra (at) GlobalFishingWatch.org +1 443.871.1632 [MULTI-MEDIA AVAILABLE HERE] Nov 1, 2017: Global Fishing Watch is pleased to announce that, through a partnership with Spire Global, Inc, it has doubled the amount of data used to identify and track nearly 60,000 commercial fishing vessels on the world’s oceans. The Global Fishing Watch [...]

By | 2017-12-26T21:48:33+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Press Release|

The First-Ever Global View of Transshipment in Commercial Fishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 Contacts: Kimbra Cutlip, Kimbra@skytruth.org +1.443.871.1632 David Kroodsma, DavidK@skytruth.org, +1.415.656.7540 Mara Harris, press@google.com Hidden No More: The First-Ever Global View of Transshipment in the Commercial Fishing Industry Transshipment, the transfer of goods from one boat to another, is a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the global [...]

By | 2018-01-05T11:53:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Press Release|

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|