News & Views

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

“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 of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing (SDG Indicator 14.6.1), [...]

By | 2018-09-20T09:46:06+00:00 September 20th, 2018|News & Views|

New research partnership to investigate illegal fishing in the North Pacific Ocean

Tokyo, Japan. 13 September 2018 - The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) has entered into a formal collaboration with the global non-profit organisation, Global Fishing Watch, and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong to investigate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and strengthen [...]

By | 2018-09-13T04:11:21+00:00 September 13th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

How satellite data and artificial intelligence are putting a spotlight on our blue planet

Tony Long, CEO, Global Fishing Watch Imagine being told that a vital and valuable resource, found in an area covering almost half the surface of the Earth, was being extracted, with barely any control, by just a handful of wealthy nations. It would hardly sound fair, but that is the reality of [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:20:06+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Fisheries, Impacts, News & Views|

Half the Ocean? A Response to the University of Washington’s Blog

On the pages of Science Magazine (comment and response), Twitter, the University of Washington's Sustainable Fisheries blog, and The Atlantic, my co-authors and I have engaged in a healthy debate with University of Washington researchers about how to measure the global footprint of fisheries. This exchange has helped raise awareness of different ways to measure, understand, [...]

By | 2018-10-16T12:55:47+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Data blog, News & Views|

World’s First Legally Binding Treaty to Protect the High Seas: Landmark UN Negotiations Open

New York, 4 September 2018: Treaty negotiations to conserve and protect nearly two thirds of the ocean open today at the United Nations (UN) in what is widely regarded as the greatest opportunity in a generation to turn the tide on ocean degradation and biodiversity loss. Following over a decade of discussions at the [...]

By | 2018-09-04T12:04:57+00:00 September 4th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

Measuring the Footprint of Fisheries

Earlier this year we published in Science the first global assessment of fishing activity using AIS data, providing an unprecedented view into the activity of tens of thousands of large, industrial fishing vessels. We’ve made these fishing effort data publicly available, which is now leading a slew of advances in our understanding of fishing [...]

By | 2018-08-23T19:02:12+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Data and technology, Data blog, News & Views|

Global Fishing Watch provides training to Peru’s vessel surveillance group

We were very pleased to complete a three day training session this month in Lima with the Peruvian Ministry of Production’s vessel surveillance division. It was an opportunity for us to share the latest developments on the Global Fishing Watch mapping platform and to get expert feedback from professionals in Peru’s fisheries sector. Since [...]

By | 2018-08-17T14:46:13+00:00 August 15th, 2018|News & Views, VMS transparency|

Close encounters of the fishy kind

New data reveals suspected vessel rendezvous at sea and sheds light on the ‘dark’ fleet To mark World Oceans Day, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has increased ocean transparency by releasing the first-ever ‘live’ global view of likely transshipping at sea — a practice that can mask illegal fishing activity, and imagery of night-time fishing [...]

By | 2018-06-29T06:14:04+00:00 June 8th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

Satellite tracking shows the economics of much high seas fishing does not add up

Kristina M. Gjerde,  Senior High Seas Advisor. IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme As the countdown continues to September’s historic first round of United Nations treaty talks on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity  in the high seas, science and technology are shedding increasingly compelling light on what is currently [...]

Tackling Unknowns to Advance Ocean Sustainability

Furthering innovation and collaboration is at the heart of Global Fishing Watch’s mission to advance responsible stewardship of our oceans through increased transparency. Tony Long, CEO Global Fishing Watch Our Research Partners program, an interdisciplinary collaboration with some of the world’s leading marine science institutes, strives to improve fisheries management and science via [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:38:04+00:00 March 16th, 2018|News & Views|

Part II: How Ocean Science And Technology Can Address IUU Fishing And Secure National, Economic, and Food Security Worldwide

Jonathan White is a retired Rear Admiral for the United States Navy and the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Last week, in this blog, he discussed how illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens national, economic, and food security around the globe. […]

By | 2017-12-29T09:59:50+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News & Views|

Part I: Illegal Fishing – A Threat to National, Economic, and Food Security Worldwide

Jonathan White is a retired Rear Admiral for the United States Navy and the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Out of sight – out of mind. If you don’t see the ocean outside your window every day, it’s easy to forget how much we depend on it – from the oxygen [...]

By | 2017-12-29T10:00:13+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News & Views|

Year One Opened a New Era of Transparency in Commercial Fishing – What’s Next?

When Global Fishing Watch launched last year, we opened a new era of transparency in commercial fishing. For the first time, an interactive platform for tracking the location and behavior of the largest commercial fishing vessels – and the data that drives it – was made available for free to organizations and individuals to accelerate [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:34:28+00:00 September 15th, 2017|News & Views|

A Word From Tony Long, Global Fishing Watch’s New CEO

In early June of this year, at the first United Nations Ocean Conference, something unprecedented happened in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Convinced by the Global Fishing Watch vision of increasing transparency on the world’s oceans, the government of Indonesia turned its proprietary vessel monitoring system [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:35:57+00:00 September 12th, 2017|News & Views|

Welcome to Our New CEO, Tony Long

Today, Global Fishing Watch has announced the appointment of Tony Long as Chief Executive Officer. Tony becomes the first permanent CEO of Global Fishing Watch. He comes to us from The Pew Charitable Trusts where he directed the End Illegal Fishing Project. Prior to that, he served 27 years in the British Royal Navy where his affinity [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:40:18+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News & Views|
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