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Tracking where sharks and ship overlap

Nuno Queiroz and a team of over 150 scientists recently published “Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries” in the journal Nature. Tim White, Global Fishing Watch Fisheries Scientist, was a co-author of this study. Sharks of the open-ocean are some of the most threatened fish in the sea; around [...]

By | 2019-08-16T17:58:02+00:00 August 16th, 2019|Research and analysis|

La captura del MV NIKA: un ejemplo de cómo combatir la pesca ilegal

Recientemente, Indonesia capturó una embarcación conocida por ser buscada en varias jurisdicciones. A continuación, la historia de cómo la cooperación internacional entre la INTERPOL, Indonesia, el Gobierno de Islas Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur (GSGSSI) – Reino Unido, Corea y Panamá, y junto con la experiencia en seguimiento de embarcaciones del Global [...]

By | 2019-08-08T16:59:35+00:00 August 8th, 2019|translation|

Why can’t I find a vessel I am searching for?

Make sure the Activity Layer the vessel is in is turned on (if you are not sure which, try selecting multiple Activity Layers).  For example, if you are searching for a vessel that transmits Indonesian VMS, make sure the Indonesia VMS layer is on - otherwise, the vessel may not show up. If you are [...]

By | 2019-08-21T11:42:11+00:00 July 19th, 2019|

Rhythms of the wild in global fisheries data

Eric Galbraith is an ICREA research professor based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Jerome Guiet is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read their new study. Most of the activity that Global Fishing Watch monitors is carried out by industrial fisheries, [...]

By | 2019-05-23T17:12:34+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Fisheries, Partner, Research and analysis|

La pesquería comercial más grande del mundo ahora disponible en la plataforma del Global Fishing Watch

La primera temporada de pesca de anchoveta peruana para este año empieza el 4 de mayo y, por primera vez, cualquier persona podrá monitorear la flota pesquera a medida que avanza la temporada. Esto es posible gracias al reciente acuerdo para publicar los datos de embarcaciones del Perú en el mapa público del Global [...]

By | 2019-05-06T05:27:01+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|translation|

Panama signs agreement to make its fishing fleet visible to the world

Nota de Prensa en español Panama City, 20 March 2019 - Panama today signed a formal agreement to make its national vessel tracking data publicly available through the Global Fishing Watch (GFW) map platform, demonstrating its commitment to greater transparency in fishing activities and to promoting sustainability. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between [...]

By | 2019-03-20T19:21:48+00:00 March 20th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release, VMS transparency|

Predicting overlap of tunas, sharks, and ships at sea

Tim White is a PhD candidate at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. His recent publication in Science Advances, Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the Northeast Pacific, focuses on how vessel tracking and fish habitat models can help inform management of sharks and tunas. How do you [...]

By | 2019-05-03T13:25:17+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Research and analysis|

More fishing inside, more sharks outside marine protected areas

Manuel Dureuil is a PhD student researching sharks and Kristina Boerder a postdoctoral fellow working on marine protected areas at Dalhousie University, Canada. In a recent publication in SCIENCE, Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hotspot, Manuel, Kristina and a team of researchers from Dalhousie University, GEOMAR Helmholtz [...]

By | 2018-12-20T16:07:41+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Impacts, News & Views, Partner, Research and analysis|

Global Fishing Watch data key to MPA victory in Argentina

Camellia Williams is a Lead Writer at Vizzuality. See her original blog post here.  We love hearing stories about people changing the world with the things we help make. This month we were contacted by Luli Masera. Luli is the co-founder of the Marine Conservation programme of Tompkins Conservation in Argentina and she had some extremely [...]

By | 2019-05-30T23:16:02+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Impacts, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

Peru’s Vessel Tracking Data Now Publicly Available Through Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch and Oceana applaud Peru’s leadership on fisheries transparency Washington, D.C. Friday October 26th - As world leaders prepare to gather in Bali, Indonesia for the fifth-annual Our Ocean conference, Peru has taken bold action to make its national vessel tracking data publicly available for the first time through Global Fishing Watch [...]

By | 2018-10-26T11:37:47+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

New map features – from improved custom layer uploads to updated MPA layers

Today, we are releasing an updated version of the Global Fishing Watch map that is easier to use and includes several new features. It also increases your ability to customize the map view. This update comes in response to some great feedback we’ve been getting from our community. You can now: Import custom polygon [...]

By | 2019-04-27T15:53:39+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Data and technology, News & Views|

How can vessel tracking technology help to create true shark sanctuaries?

Darcy Bradley is a postdoctoral researcher at University of California - Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Her recent publication in Conservation Letters, Leveraging satellite technology to create true shark sanctuaries, examined how advancements in tracking technology can help us better understand illegal fishing activity and therefore improve fisheries management.  What do [...]

By | 2018-10-18T17:27:02+00:00 October 18th, 2018|News & Views, Research and analysis|

“The blue paradox” published in PNAS

Can you actually make a problem worse by promising to solve it? That’s a conundrum that policymakers face — often unwittingly — on a variety of issues. A famous, if controversial, example comes from the gun control debate in the United States, where calls for tougher legislation in the wake of the 2012 Sandy [...]

By | 2018-09-25T13:54:52+00:00 September 25th, 2018|News & Views, Research and analysis|

At the G7, youth call for innovation challenge and labelling standards to address IUU fishing

This post was contributed by Kathryn Pundyk and Angelique Pouponneau. “Globally, 1 in 5 fish is caught illegally, resulting in losses of between USD$10 billion and $23.5 billion every year.” Tony Long, CEO of Global Fishing Watch, used this stark statistic to open the ‘Youth, Women and Oceans’ Roundtable Discussion.  At the current scale [...]

By | 2019-08-12T13:54:49+00:00 September 20th, 2018|News & Views|
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