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Global Fishing Watch and Pew Unveil Technology to Accelerate Transshipment Reform

Public interactive portal to help increase understanding and transparency of carrier vessels and their activities. Washington, D.C. — Global Fishing Watch launched a public web portal today that policymakers and fishery managers can use to better understand the activities of vessels that take on catch from commercial fishing vessels and deliver it to ports [...]

By | 2020-07-28T08:39:07-04:00 July 28th, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

Transshipment Monitoring Portal Brings Transparency to Fishing Industry

NGO collaboration will help fishery managers ensure transfer of catch is both legal and verifiable The transfer of fresh catch from fishing vessels to refrigerated cargo ships is an important but often opaque part of the industrial fishing sector. A new public global monitoring portal is a turning point in efforts to manage this [...]

By | 2020-07-28T08:40:22-04:00 July 28th, 2020|News & Views|

Media kit: Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea

On 22 July 2020, the journal, Science Advances published our ground-breaking study, Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea, revealing the largest known case of illegal fishing perpetrated by vessels originating from one country operating in another nation’s waters.  Communications materials Press release: Report Exposes Rampant Illegal Fishing in North Korean Waters Paper: Illuminating [...]

By | 2020-07-23T07:22:00-04:00 July 22nd, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

Report Exposes Rampant Illegal Fishing in North Korean Waters

Ground-breaking study reveals hundreds of vessels fishing illegally in one of the world’s most contested ocean regions, contravening United Nations sanctions and fuelling overfishing Washington, D.C. - A new study published today in the journal, Science Advances reveals widespread illegal fishing by dark fleets — vessels that do not publicly broadcast their location or [...]

By | 2020-07-23T07:22:40-04:00 July 22nd, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

International Cooperation Uncovers Large-Scale Illegal Fishing, Highlights Need for More Multinational Efforts

Experts from four countries joined forces to find out the real cause behind drastic decline in squid catch   Jaeyoon Park, senior data scientist and study co-lead, Global Fishing Watch  A Global Fishing Watch-led study uncovers what is possibly the largest ever documented case of illegal fishing by vessels originating from one country [...]

New Technology Unveils Massive Illegal Fishing by Dark Fleets in North Korea, What Next?

International collaboration and new technology shows unprecedented picture of fishing activity in North Korea, calls nations to take action By Jaeyoon Park, senior data scientist at Global Fishing Watch and David Kroodsma, director of research and innovation at Global Fishing Watch.  In the 30th issue of Science Advances Global Fishing Watch, along with 13 [...]

Illegal Fishing Hotspot Identified in Northwest Indian Ocean

Nearly 200 Iranian vessels detected in Somali and Yemeni waters represent one of the world’s largest illegal fishing operations. By Charles Kilgour, director of fisheries analysis, Global Fishing Watch and Duncan Copeland, executive director, Trygg Mat Tracking  Global Fishing Watch (GFW) and Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) have been working with partners in the Northwest [...]

Peruvian Fisheries Experience Massive Decline in Activity from COVID-19

One of world's biggest fishing nations faces economic setbacks, turns to artisanal fleet for food security This is the second blog in a series on the effects of COVID-19 on global fishing activity. Read our initial analysis of changes in global fishing activity during the pandemic here. According to the Global Fishing Watch database, [...]

By | 2020-06-15T10:11:48-04:00 June 12th, 2020|Fisheries, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

Life Below Water: Transparency and Innovation will Help Build Ocean Resilience

Meaningful ocean action is needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14, says United Nations Ambassador https://youtu.be/-dllabyGKqM Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, addresses the importance of transparency and technology to achieve SDG-14. The world is at a standstill. Over the last few months, COVID-19 has challenged health systems, [...]

By | 2020-09-10T11:09:29-04:00 June 8th, 2020|News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

Illuminating global fishing activity with satellite AIS

This article was produced and first published by our data partner, Spire Global. Transparency in a whole new light In February this year, a Vietnamese ship entered Indonesian waters, likely fished illegally, and then returned to port without consequence. By March, it was back at sea. There were no signs to indicate that the [...]

Track and trace: transparent and digitized fishing data is crucial to ocean resilience

Recovery from COVID-19 will require greater transparency in commercial fishing activity Tony Long, CEO Global Fishing Watch As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, its myriad negative consequences are slowly becoming clearer. While many of the impacts have been unmistakable, with entire countries locked down, some are playing out far away [...]

By | 2020-06-04T04:51:07-04:00 June 3rd, 2020|Data and technology, Fisheries, Impacts, News & Views, VMS transparency|

Life Below Water: Prioritizing safe and decent working conditions for fishers and fisheries observers

Two months ago, the death of fisheries observer Eritara Aati Kaierua was reported in Pacific waters, leading to an ongoing murder investigation. For many people, the idea of a murder taking place on board a confined fishing vessel out at sea seems inconceivable, but for those that know the fisheries sector well, it is [...]

By | 2020-05-06T12:58:09-04:00 May 6th, 2020|Fisheries, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|

New partnership aims to build a better understanding of the ocean

Paul Woods Mogens L. Mathiesen Paul Woods, Chief Innovation Officer with Global Fishing Watch and Mogens L. Mathiesen, SVP, Head of Strategy and Partnerships with Ocean Data Foundation share their ambition on Earth Day (April 22) for a new partnership to harness the current explosion in new data and technology [...]

By | 2020-04-22T04:12:04-04:00 April 22nd, 2020|Data and technology, News & Views|

Life Below Water: Ensuring sustainable consumption and production of seafood

Large scale, commercial fishing activity has often historically taken place out of sight - fishing grounds far from shore make them difficult and costly to monitor, jurisdiction considerations impede governance and a patchwork of regulations have not kept pace with advances in fishing technologies. As our global seafood consumption has increased, so has the [...]

By | 2020-04-21T12:26:27-04:00 April 21st, 2020|Fisheries, News & Views, Policy & Compliance|
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