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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 | 2019-11-19T07:10:51+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 | 2019-07-29T04:37:05+00:00 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+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|

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 Harus Meneruskan Kepemimpinan Transparansi Kelautan

Jakarta, Indonesia – Menjelang debat calon presiden kedua minggu ini, organisasi internasional, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) menyerukan kepada para calon presiden untuk berkomitmen meningkatkan transparansi dalam pengelolaan sektor kelautan dan perikanan agar angka penangkapan ikan ilegal dapat ditekan dan manfaat sektor ini dapat dinikmati oleh rakyat Indonesia. Pada tanggal 17 Februari 2019, Komisi Pemilihan Umum [...]

By | 2019-02-14T09:11:02+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Press Release, translation|

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|

Global Fishing Watch and U.S. Coast Guard look to advance research on illegal fishing

Global Fishing Watch is teaming up with the United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CG RDC) to conduct research on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and share analysis to advance global efforts to improve fisheries management. Global Fishing Watch and CG RDC are exploring pathways to collaborate on relevant research activities, [...]

By | 2018-12-11T05:41:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

Peru’s Vessel Tracking Data Now Publicly Available Through Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch and Oceana applaud Peru’s leadership on fisheries transparency Washington, D.C. Friday October 26th - As world leaders prepare to gather in Bali, Indonesia for the fifth-annual Our Ocean conference, Peru has taken bold action to make its national vessel tracking data publicly available for the first time through Global Fishing Watch [...]

By | 2019-09-17T13:51:07+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|

New partnership to strengthen transparency in fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

San José, Costa Rica -The global non-profit organisation, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) and PACÍFICO, a coordination platform comprised of four environmental funds in Central and Latin America, have entered into a formal collaboration with the objective to support Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama in their efforts to advance transparency and monitoring of fishing activity. [...]

By | 2019-09-17T13:41:51+00:00 October 11th, 2018|News & Views, Press Release|
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