Global Fishing Watch was created by Oceana, SkyTruth and Google. Its Funding Partners are: Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Marisla Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Wyss Foundation, The Waterloo Foundation and Adessium Foundation.

Photo: US Coast Guard

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Global Fishing Watch works in partnership with a growing number of organizations that contribute data, expertise, and funding to make global fishing activity more transparent. Global Fishing Watch provides the tools to allow people to visualize fishing activity and to analyze its effects.

Founding Partners

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one-third of the world’s wild fish catch. With over 100 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. To learn more, visit

If you can see it, you can change it. SkyTruth hopes this illustration of global fishing activity, made available on a public map for the first time, will prompt people to ask questions about how well our ocean and its living resources are being managed and protected. Founded in 2001, SkyTruth’s mission is to make the world visible to the people that live in it. We’re driven by the belief that better transparency leads to better management and better outcomes for people and the environment. To learn more, check out what we do and how we work at

Google Earth Outreach is a team dedicated to leveraging and developing Google’s infrastructure to address environmental and humanitarian issues through partnerships with non-profits, educational institutions, and research groups. To learn more, visit

Funding Partners

Since 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has been on a mission to protect the Earth’s last wild places, implementing solutions that restore balance to threatened ecosystems, and ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of all its inhabitants. Through grant making, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to three areas: protecting biodiversity, ocean & forest conservation, and climate change. The Foundation works in close collaboration with a broad network of environmental leaders and experts, effective organizations, and committed philanthropists to identify and support innovative, results-driven projects in the world’s most wild and threatened ecosystems. LDF has supported over 128 high-impact projects in more than 46 countries around the world. For more information visit:

Research Partners

Data Providers

Technology Providers

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