Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet: Media Kit

Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet: Media Kit

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

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. (Global Fishing Watch 2018)

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 Fishing Watch 2018

On the left, blue boats represent vessels detected by NOAA’s satellite-based Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) over the Arufura Sea on January, 2018. On the right, yellow dots represent active fishing vessels using Indonesia’s Vessel Monitoring System plotted on the Global Fishing Watch map. About 80 percent of VIIRS-detected vessels do not broadcast VMS, and so combining the two data sources provides a more complete picture of fishing activity in Indonesia.

CAPTION: On the left, blue boats represent vessels detected by NOAA’s satellite-based Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) over the Arufura Sea on January, 2018. On the right, yellow dots represent active fishing vessels using Indonesia’s Vessel Monitoring System plotted on the Global Fishing Watch map. About 80 percent of VIIRS-detected vessels do not broadcast VMS, and so combining the two data sources provides a more complete picture of fishing activity in Indonesia.

CREDIT: Global Fishing Watch 2018

Arufura Sea, January, 2018. Comparing Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from Indonesia with satellite-based Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data reveals a more complete picture of fishing activity in Indonesia.

CAPTION: Arufura Sea, January, 2018. Comparing Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from Indonesia with satellite-based Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data reveals a more complete picture of fishing activity in Indonesia.

CREDIT: Global Fishing Watch 2018