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Shedding a light on intruders at sea

Dyhia is a Principal Investigator of Fisheries at Ecotrust Canada. The social, economic, and human toll of illegal fishing Illegal fishing drains fish resources from the waters of both poor and rich countries. Over $23 billion US are lost every year to illegal fishing. It is estimated that one in every four [...]

By | 2020-03-11T12:12:56-04:00 March 11th, 2020|Partner, Research and analysis|

Life Below Water: Sustainable fisheries and gender equality

Ghanaian woman works on a fish market in Ghana. Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com In West Africa, fishing, fish processing and fish selling are all part of life for many women. Roughly 6.7 million people directly depend on fisheries in the region, which have a landed value of 3.5 billion USD per year. Across [...]

By | 2020-03-05T11:41:55-05:00 March 8th, 2020|News & Views, Policy & Compliance, VMS transparency|

Life Below Water: Improving fisheries transparency to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) set ambitious targets to address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, hunger, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation and decent work. SDG 14; Life Below Water, will be in the spotlight throughout 2020 as States come together at multiple international meetings to create [...]

By | 2020-03-02T16:38:57-05:00 February 25th, 2020|News & Views, Policy & Compliance, VMS transparency|

Di garis depan melawan penangkapan ikan ilegal di lautan terbesar di dunia

Data Global Fishing Watch mendukung patroli Penjaga Pantai Amerika Serikat (USCG) di Samudra Pasifik. Selama patroli tahun 2019, pengecekan ke atas kapal meningkat tiga kali lipat, sedangkan identifikasi pelanggaran meningkat delapan kali lipat dibandingkan tahun sebelumnya. Dari 24 tahun perjalanan kariernya, Kapten Adam Morrison mengantongi 12 tahun pengalaman patroli laut di berbagai belahan dunia [...]

By | 2020-02-06T17:58:54-05:00 February 6th, 2020|translation, transparansi|

The Rewards of Large-Scale Marine Protection

Juan Carlos is a PhD Student at UC Santa Barbara where he combines economics, technology, and data science to study marine conservation. To conserve or not to conserve Protecting large portions of our oceans from extractive activities can provide enormous benefits to society: food provisioning, carbon storage and sequestration, tourism, storm attenuation [...]

By | 2020-02-13T17:51:19-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Fisheries, Partner, Research and analysis|

Greater focus on international cooperation, information sharing and policy implementation is needed in the fight against IUU fishing

The European Commission recently warned Panama for a second time that they must tackle IUU fishing, but no one policy, system or State can fix the problem on their own. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of fish stocks, the income of fishers and the food security of communities around the [...]

By | 2020-02-03T10:36:48-05:00 February 3rd, 2020|VMS transparency|

Tertangkapnya MV NIKA: penangkapan ikan ilegal dan perjuangan mengalahkannya

Sebuah kapal yang menjadi buronan beberapa negara baru-baru ini diamankan oleh Indonesia. Berikut adalah kisah tentang bagaimana kerja sama internasional antara INTERPOL, Indonesia, Pemerintah Georgia Selatan dan Kepulauan Sandwich Selatan (GSGSSI) - Inggris, Korea dan Panama, didukung oleh keahlian pelacakan kapal dari Global Fishing Watch, membantu mewujudkannya. Hari Jumat pagi, 12 Juli 2019, dua [...]

By | 2020-01-30T17:11:14-05:00 January 30th, 2020|translation, transparansi|

Peru expands vessel tracking system to show activity of two large artisanal fishing fleets

By April 2020, some 750 artisanal fishing vessels targeting jumbo flying squid and mahi-mahi are expected to  join the Peruvian Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). As these vessels - 365 so far - are newly incorporated into Peru’s VMS, they will also appear for the first time on the public Global Fishing Watch (GFW) map. [...]

By | 2020-03-02T10:42:43-05:00 January 30th, 2020|Fisheries, VMS transparency|

The Global Atlas of AIS-based Fishing Activity

In 2018, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) published the first ever global maps of fishing activity using AIS data. These fishing maps drew on billions of GPS positions broadcast by over 60,000 fishing vessels, and they revealed fishing operations in all oceans in incredible detail. Click on the image to access the atlas. [...]

By | 2019-12-09T09:03:21-05:00 November 19th, 2019|Data and technology, Fisheries, News & Views, Research and analysis|

Global Fishing Watch and Syiah Kuala University collaborate on fishing vessel data transparency

Banda Aceh, 1 November 2019 - Global Fishing Watch (GFW) and Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh agreed to start collaborative research and development in the fisheries and marine sector in Indonesia. The Memorandum of Understanding which marked a two-year collaboration was signed by representatives of each party on October 22, 2019 at the Faculty [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:39:06-05:00 November 1st, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Peru has demonstrated global leadership in sharing its fisheries surveillance data

Lee la nota de prensa en español Peru first in Latin America and second in the world Since October 26, 2018, our country made available the VMS tracking data of vessels fishing on its shoreline The data are on the Global Fishing Watch platform and aim to prevent and confront illegal fishing On October 26, [...]

By | 2019-10-28T07:04:37-04:00 October 25th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

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 | 2020-03-06T07:54:58-05:00 July 19th, 2019|

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 | 2019-09-24T14:15:37-04:00 March 20th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release, VMS transparency|

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 [...]

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