Governments, researchers, conservationists, scientists, and seafood industry members are using our map and data to improve fisheries sustainability.
In collaboration with our many partners in government, academia, conservationists and industry, the Global Fishing Watch team is breaking new ground in bringing transparency to commercial fishing. Since launching in September 2016, we have: identified and publicly exposed transshipment for the first time on a global scale; partnered with the government of Indonesia for the unprecedented publication of their proprietary vessel monitoring system data; produced previously unavailable data and analyses that led to the discovery of illegal fishing by EU vessels in African waters and that secured the designation of the largest Marine Protected Area off the coast of the Americas.
Work by our partners, our research accelerators, and the users of our public map is truly amplifying the impact of our transparency platform. Here are just some of their stories.
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 [...]
Our research paper, “Tracking the global footprint of fisheries," was published today in Science. A key finding of the study is that fishing is remarkably non-seasonal at a global scale. What matters far more than [...]
Wei Zhou, ocean campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia’s Beijing office, used Global Fishing Watch to understand the impact of recent changes to fisheries policy in China on the extent of fishing in the Chinese EEZ. On September [...]
Sam Weber worked previously for the Ascension Island Government and is currently at the University of Exeter helping to establish the largest Marine Protected Area in the Atlantic around Ascension [...]
Commercial fishing is an energy-intensive business, and not just for the fishers hauling in the catch. Fishing vessels burn a lot of fuel. In fact, according to Naya Olmer, Marine Program Associate at the International Council [...]
Christopher Ewell was an undergraduate student at New York University when he authored a publication on transshipment with Global Fishing Watch’s report, The Global View of Transshipment: Preliminary Findings, as an important source. [...]
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