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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 | 2018-01-15T10:09:42+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Media Kit|

Bright Lights Reveal the “Dark” Fleet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Samantha Emmert samantha@globalfishingwatch.org +1 917.543.1593 Media Kit (images) 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 [...]

By | 2018-01-15T10:10:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Media Kit, 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|

Indonesia Makes its Fishing Fleet Visible to the World

This week, at the United Nation’s Ocean Conference, the Republic of Indonesia becomes the first nation ever to publish Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data revealing the location and activity of its commercial fishing fleet. The new data being made public on the Global Fishing Watch public mapping platform reveals commercial [...]

By | 2017-12-22T13:32:01+00:00 June 7th, 2017|VMS transparency|

Beta Release 2.0: Nearly Doubling our Database of Commercial Fishing Vessels

Since our launch in September, we have added 25,000 more fishing vessels to our database. Our new Beta release 2.0 now includes 60,000 fishing vessels. Although the number of fishing boats using AIS and the number of satellites receiving their signals have been steadily rising around the world, the vast majority of our gains have [...]

By | 2017-12-29T13:44:21+00:00 May 18th, 2017|AIS|

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|