Courtney Farthing

Fishing Vessel Transparency is Part of the Solution for Nature Protection in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Innovative techniques for monitoring fishing activity can help protect marine biodiversity Fishing is woven into the social, economic and cultural fabric of the Mediterranean. For millennia, it’s been a way of life for those residing in coastal communities, while seafood itself has played a fundamental role in local diets. Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black …

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Wei Zhou, ocean campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia’s Beijing office

Understanding the Impacts of the Chinese Fishery Moratorium

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 16, 2017 at noon, over 10,000 fishing vessels based in Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces in China headed out to start …

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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 …

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Adding Nano-Satellite Data Doubles Our Resolution

Today, we are pleased to announce that, through a partnership with Spire Global, Inc, we have doubled the amount of data we use to identify and track nearly 60,000 commercial fishing vessels on the world’s oceans. Publicly broadcast Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages received by satellites and ground-based receivers comprise the largest source of data in the …

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Spire Partnership Nearly Doubles Data in Global Fishing Watch- Media Kit

Right Click the images below to download in high res. Please credit Global Fishing Watch 2017 The animated Gif below shows Global Fishing Watch platform before the addition of data from Spire’s nano-satellites and after. Note: each lighted point on the map indicates a fishing vessel engaged in fishing. The new data points do not …

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New Study: Greenhouse Gas Emissions are Rising as Vessel Traffic Grows

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 on Clean Transportation, industrial-sized commercial fishing vessels are responsible for more than 4 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions released …

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The Missing Data to Help Protect Seamounts

Chris Kerry, a researcher at the University of Exeter in the UK, is using Global Fishing Watch gridded data to understand if seamounts are targeted by fishing vessels and if fishing activity is linked to any specific seamount characteristic. Seamounts, or undersea mountains that rise from the ocean floor, create an environment rich with biodiversity. Yet little is …

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Is banning transshipment necessary to diminish illegal fishing?

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. Is banning transshipment necessary to diminish illegal fishing? It is according to a recent publication in Marine Policy, titled Potential ecological and social …

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John Marrone

Citizen MPA Monitoring Via Global Fishing Watch

John Marrone is a Tasmanian citizen and recreational fisherman who monitors local Marine Protected Areas via Global Fishing Watch. John Marrone, a Tasmanian recreational fisherman, first became interested in Global Fishing Watch after watching a clip of funder Leonardo DiCaprio on a local news network. Upon hearing DiCaprio speak about Global Fishing Watch, Marrone was …

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Petrossian Gohar

Global Fishing Watch and the Case of the IUU Hotspots

Dr. Gohar Petrossian of John Jay College of Criminal Justice studies crime at sea. She is using Global Fishing Watch data as part of her effort to understand Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.  When most people hear the term “criminology” they think Sherlock Holmes or CSI. Dr. Gohar Petrossian is a criminologist who studies something we at Global …

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Part I: Illegal Fishing – A Threat to National, Economic, and Food Security Worldwide

Jonathan White is a retired Rear Admiral for the United States Navy and the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Out of sight – out of mind. If you don’t see the ocean outside your window every day, it’s easy to forget how much we depend on it – from the oxygen …

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