We’re revolutionizing the ability to monitor the global commercial fishing fleet, offering near real-time tracking of fishing activity via our public map. Anyone can use it, for free, to track fishing boats and download data about their past and present activities. Our platform is helping enable scientific research, advocate for better policies and marine protection, and improve the way fishing is managed.
“With the data Global Fishing Watch provides, governments, fishery management organizations, researchers and the fishing industry can work together to rebuild fisheries and protect critical marine habitats.”
– Leonardo DiCaprio
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is proud to be a Funding Partner of Global Fishing Watch.
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Just a decade ago, building an accurate picture of the commercial fishing across the globe would have been impossible. Today, thanks to advances in satellite technology, cloud computing and machine learning, Global Fishing Watch is making it a reality.