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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 | 2019-04-27T15:51:01+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|

An Ocean With Neither Pirates Nor Slaves

John Hocevar is the Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA. His team has been using Global Fishing Watch to help focus their attention on specific areas within known hotspots of illegal activity. John is a co-author on a paper in the current issue of the journal Marine Policy that presents arguments for a moratorium on [...]

By | 2017-12-26T20:51:24+00:00 June 26th, 2017|News & Views|

Global Fishing Watch Makes a Splash at the UN Ocean Conference

A traditional Fijian welcoming ceremony complete with meke dancing. Giant sculptures of sea creatures made of ocean trash along the East River. Announcements of MPA designations and other commitments to marine conservation by leaders from all over the world. As our Global Fishing Watch team arrived at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York [...]

By | 2018-01-05T10:30:20+00:00 June 13th, 2017|News & Views|

New Release Beta 2.0 – You Asked, We Delivered

Today, we are releasing a brand new version of the Global Fishing Watch interactive map that is easier to use and adds nearly 25,000 new vessels. It also increases your ability to customize the map view and share your work. Beta Release 2.0. comes in response to some great feedback we’ve been getting from our registered [...]

By | 2018-06-29T06:41:02+00:00 May 18th, 2017|News & Views|

Interview with Google’s Brian Sullivan

As a Senior Program Manager for Google Ocean & Earth Outreach Brian Sullivan is Google’s lead on Global Fishing Watch. Over the years, he has managed digital divide programs in West Africa, toted Google’s Street View technology through remote areas of the world (including under water), and worked on multiple projects that help non-profits use [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:13:58+00:00 November 30th, 2016|News & Views|

A New Angle on Baltic Sea Cod = Upheaval for the Fishery

Last month, the EU Fisheries Council of Ministers slashed next year’s catch quota for the Western Baltic Sea cod by 56 percent. It was a bold move that has fishermen concerned for their livelihoods and scientists concerned for the sustainability of the stock. Though unprecedented, […]

By | 2018-01-05T12:17:28+00:00 November 14th, 2016|News & Views|

An Interview with Jackie Savitz, Oceana’s Vice President for U.S. Oceans

Oceana’s Vice President for the United States and Global Fishing Watch, Jackie Savitz, has spent her career on the front lines of the fight to protect and save the world’s oceans. After earning her master’s degree in environmental science from the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Jackie moved into the advocacy and [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:20:04+00:00 October 13th, 2016|News & Views|

Breaking Ground Means Breaking News

It’s been three weeks since we launched Global Fishing Watch, and the new technology platform has created a buzz around the globe from Europe to Southeast Asia, China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia and even landlocked parts of the world such as Pakistan and Iran. Users of the map hail from all over as well, and while there’s [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:23:13+00:00 October 11th, 2016|News & Views|

Exploring a New World of Data with Team Member Aaron Roan

If you’ve grown accustomed to the idea that everything in our world is traceable—from airplanes to cell phones to personal browsing history and purchasing habits—it may seem like a no-brainer that we can use publicly broadcast Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from ships at sea to find out where they are and what they’re doing. But in [...]

By | 2018-01-05T12:24:05+00:00 October 6th, 2016|News & Views|

We’ve Launched!

Last Thursday, we kicked off the public launch of Global Fishing Watch with an announcement by actor and ocean advocate Leonardo DiCaprio at the Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC. After the announcement, organizer and host Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by our demonstration in the conference hall to speak with the team and [...]

By | 2018-06-29T06:41:30+00:00 September 17th, 2016|News & Views|
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