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Are unauthorized foreign vessels deterred from fishing inside Exclusive Economic Zones?

Gabriel Englander, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley. Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics. Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) are perhaps the largest property rights institution in the world, covering about 39% of the ocean’s surface and accounting for more than 95% of global marine fish catch. Because assigning property rights can improve both ecological [...]

By | 2019-10-07T17:07:12+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Fisheries, Impacts, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

Sharp decline in foreign fishing boats in Indonesian waters – Global Fishing Watch analysis

Jakarta, Indonesia - The presence of foreign fishing vessels in Indonesian waters has declined significantly since a ban was enacted in November 2014 by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, according to new analysis by Global Fishing Watch (GFW).  By analysing data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) (1), an open source vessel [...]

By | 2019-07-29T04:37:05+00:00 July 24th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

The capture of the MV NIKA: a case of illicit fishing and a showcase for how to beat it

A notorious vessel wanted in several jurisdictions was recently seized by Indonesia. Here’s the story of how international cooperation between INTERPOL, Indonesia, the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) - UK, Korea and Panama, together with Global Fishing Watch’s vessel tracking expertise, helped make it happen. Lea esta historia en [...]

By | 2019-08-08T17:02:01+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|Fisheries, Impacts, News & Views, VMS transparency|

For better or worse, technology is taming the high seas

Ahead of World Oceans Day 2019, Tony Long, Global Fishing Watch CEO, reflects on how a technology revolution is transforming our relationship with the global ocean, enabling us to see what’s happening beyond the horizon as never before, and unleashing a new realm of marine science. Good news for people and planet – as [...]

By | 2019-06-04T08:52:34+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Impacts, News & Views, VMS transparency|

Canadian government commits funding to Global Fishing Watch

Toronto, Canada - Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey, reaffirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing at the Collision Conference in Toronto. Our Government is contributing $1.2 million to Global Fishing Watch (GFW) to support the continued growth of its free, open-source mapping platform [...]

By | 2019-05-28T06:52:21+00:00 May 21st, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

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 | 2019-09-13T14:34:00+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 | 2019-09-24T14:15:37+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 | 2019-05-30T23:16:02+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Impacts, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|
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