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Chile to publish vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

Oceana and Global Fishing Watch Applaud Chile’s Leadership on Fisheries Transparency The Chilean government today signed an agreement to make its vessel tracking data publicly available through the Global Fishing Watch (GFW) map, which tracks the movements of commercial fishing* vessels in near real-time. The agreement, which was made between Chile’s National Fisheries and [...]

By | 2019-05-15T10:54:06+00:00 May 15th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

World’s largest commercial fishery publicly tracked on Global Fishing Watch map

This year’s first fishing season for Peruvian anchovy opens on May 4th and for the first time ever anyone can track the fishing fleet as the season progresses, thanks to the recent agreement to publish Peru's vessel data via Global Fishing Watch’s public map. En español Monitoring of the Peruvian anchovy fleet using the national Vessel [...]

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|

Indonesia must continue marine transparency leadership

Jakarta, Indonesia - Ahead of the presidential election debate, the international non-profit organisation, Global Fishing Watch, calls on presidential candidates to commit to transparency in the management of the marine and fisheries sector, in order to fight illegal fishing and ensure the benefits of well-managed marine resources can be enjoyed by the Indonesian people. On [...]

By | 2019-02-14T09:27:02+00:00 February 14th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release, VMS transparency|

New Data And Analysis Cell To Help Combat Illegal Fishing

Global Fishing Watch bolsters intelligence and analysis capabilities to support global efforts to improve transparency and marine governance. Global Fishing Watch (GFW), with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, today launched a new Data and Analysis Cell, with the appointment of Charles Kilgour to lead the new unit within the organisation. The announcement follows GFW’s [...]

By | 2019-02-14T03:20:07+00:00 February 14th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Antha Williams talks transparency

How do you see Global Fishing Watch (GFW) supporting Bloomberg’s Vibrant Oceans Initiative? Until Global Fishing Watch was launched, the world was relying on an inefficient, patchy network of antiquated, siloed, and proprietary data systems to monitor fishing activity around the world. The GFW system is the world’s first view of global fishing activity [...]

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 [...]

Global Fishing Watch 2018 – the year in transparency

After just over a year at the helm, Global Fishing Watch CEO, Tony Long, reflects on how a freely accessible and near real-time digital map of the global ocean is exposing illegal fishing and changing the rules of the game, and calls on all governments to contribute data and join the movement for universal [...]

How Oceana used Global Fishing Watch data to promote transparency at sea during 2018

With increased transparency, we can see beyond the horizon and address the threats facing our oceans. Global Fishing Watch’s (GFW) mapping platform increases the transparency of commercial fishing activities worldwide, empowering Oceana and others to expose problems that were once out of sight, far from our coasts. Oceana analysts, part of Oceana’s Illegal Fishing [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:50:11+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Data and technology, Fisheries, Impacts, Map, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

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 | 2018-12-14T04:13:55+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Impacts, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

Global Fishing Watch and U.S. Coast Guard look to advance research on illegal fishing

Global Fishing Watch is teaming up with the United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CG RDC) to conduct research on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and share analysis to advance global efforts to improve fisheries management. Global Fishing Watch and CG RDC are exploring pathways to collaborate on relevant research activities, [...]

By | 2018-12-11T05:41:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

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|

New partnership to strengthen transparency in fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

San José, Costa Rica -The global non-profit organisation, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) and PACÍFICO, a coordination platform comprised of four environmental funds in Central and Latin America, have entered into a formal collaboration with the objective to support Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama in their efforts to advance transparency and monitoring of fishing activity. [...]

By | 2019-04-27T16:18:43+00:00 October 11th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|
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