The analysis presented in this portal relies on commercially available AIS data and publicly available information. Therefore, AIS data is limited to only those vessels that transmit on AIS and do so by providing accurate vessel identity information. Learn more about AIS data here and here.
This portal acknowledges that AIS data represents only one dataset without prejudice to further information available to provide a complete understanding of any potential noncompliant or unauthorized fishing activity
The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Global Fishing Watch concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.