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Technology collaboration aims to strengthen fisheries monitoring and control

New agreement will combine data and analysis from Global Fishing Watch and Vulcan Inc. to bolster fisheries transparency and enforcement Washington D.C. - Global Fishing Watch (GFW), an international nonprofit organization, has entered into a formal collaboration with Vulcan Inc., combining their vessel monitoring capabilities to enhance fisheries management and governmental efforts to combat illegal, [...]

By | 2020-11-20T09:28:45-05:00 November 10th, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

Women in Maritime Africa – South Africa and Global Fishing Watch Establish Program to Build Capacity for Women in the Maritime Sector

New initiative aims to equip women with skills for work in monitoring, control and surveillance Women in Maritime Africa, South Africa chapter (WIMA-SA), and Global Fishing Watch (GFW) have joined forces in a partnership that seeks to develop technical skills for women in the maritime sector. The collaboration will establish a training program specifically [...]

By | 2020-10-15T13:34:06-04:00 August 25th, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

Costa Rica and Global Fishing Watch Sign Agreement to Give Greater Transparency to Fishing Activity

Global Fishing Watch, PACÍFICO and the Forever Costa Rica Association applaud Costa Rica’s decision to share vessel tracking data and its commitment to enhancing monitoring and control of its waters San José, Costa Rica - The Costa Rican government today announced an agreement to make its vessel tracking data available through Global Fishing Watch [...]

By | 2020-10-15T13:32:56-04:00 July 29th, 2020|News & Views, Press Release|

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|

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|

New global atlas on using advanced technology to monitor fishing activity

Fishing vessels with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) increasing by 10 to 30 percent each year. 19 November 2019, Rome - A new global atlas – the first-ever of its kind – analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe. AIS is a tracking technology [...]

By | 2020-10-27T18:32:15-04:00 November 19th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Global Fishing Watch and Syiah Kuala University collaborate on fishing vessel data transparency

Banda Aceh, 1 November 2019 - Global Fishing Watch (GFW) and Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh agreed to start collaborative research and development in the fisheries and marine sector in Indonesia. The Memorandum of Understanding which marked a two-year collaboration was signed by representatives of each party on October 22, 2019 at the Faculty [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:39:06-05:00 November 1st, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Peru has demonstrated global leadership in sharing its fisheries surveillance data

Lee la nota de prensa en español Peru first in Latin America and second in the world Since October 26, 2018, our country made available the VMS tracking data of vessels fishing on its shoreline The data are on the Global Fishing Watch platform and aim to prevent and confront illegal fishing On October 26, [...]

By | 2019-10-28T07:04:37-04:00 October 25th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Data on global fishing activity and ocean ecosystems now available on Bloomberg Terminal

 Access to Global Fishing Watch’s data, alongside geospatial tools available on the Terminal, will increase monitoring and protection of ocean ecosystems and communities at risk from overfishing and climate change Oslo, Norway. October 24, 2019. Today at Our Ocean 2019, Bloomberg Philanthropies Chief Executive Officer Patricia E. Harris announced a new initiative between Bloomberg LP [...]

By | 2019-10-24T03:56:29-04:00 October 24th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

Panama publishes vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

Oslo, Norway. October 23, 2019. In front of world leaders gathered in Oslo, Norway for the sixth-annual Our Ocean conference, Panama announced the public release of its vessel tracking data via Global Fishing Watch (GFW). Panama’s distant water fishing fleet is now visible in GFW’s public map in near real time, for free. Panama [...]

By | 2019-10-24T03:55:51-04:00 October 23rd, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

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 | 2020-04-22T12:45:01-04:00 July 24th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

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 | 2019-05-28T06:52:21-04:00 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 | 2019-09-13T14:34:00-04:00 May 15th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release|

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 | 2019-09-24T14:15:37-04:00 March 20th, 2019|News & Views, Press Release, VMS transparency|
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