VMS transparency

Global Fishing Watch 2018 – the year in transparency

After just over a year at the helm, Global Fishing Watch CEO, Tony Long, reflects on how a freely accessible and near real-time digital map of the global ocean is exposing illegal fishing and changing the rules of the game, and calls on all governments to contribute data and join the movement for universal [...]

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|

Costa Rica commits to making its fishing fleet visible to the world

Costa Rica and Global Fishing Watch (GFW), working with the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre and the Fundación Pacífico, have entered into an agreement to advance transparency in the country’s fisheries. Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Environment and Energy signed a letter of intent on May 2nd to make [...]

By | 2018-06-26T10:43:54+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Fisheries, Press Release, VMS transparency|

Collaborating, Adapting Algorithms for Peru’s VMS

Last week, members of our team traveled to Peru to participate in a workshop on fishing algorithms and data, co-hosted by Oceana Peru and the Instituto del Mar de Peru (IMARPE). We made the journey because Peru is releasing its fishing vessel data to the world – the Peruvian Vice Minister of Fisheries, Hector Soldi, [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:27:48+00:00 December 15th, 2017|VMS transparency|

VMS Layer Now Available in Fishing Activity Map

On World Ocean Day in June 2017, we partnered with Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries to publicly release Indonesian Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data. This was the first ever public release of VMS data. Previously accessible only in a dedicated public workspace on our site, this data is [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:27:09+00:00 December 4th, 2017|VMS transparency|

Indonesia Makes its Fishing Fleet Visible to the World

This week, at the United Nation’s Ocean Conference, the Republic of Indonesia becomes the first nation ever to publish Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data revealing the location and activity of its commercial fishing fleet. The new data being made public on the Global Fishing Watch public mapping platform reveals commercial [...]

By | 2017-12-22T13:32:01+00:00 June 7th, 2017|VMS transparency|

Palmyra Atoll Workspace Visualization

Intended for the media, but available to everyone. Right click to download original image, or click to access the workspace. Caption: U.S. Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. /Credit Global Fishing Watch Using Global Fishing Watch, researchers were able to identify commercial fishing vessels operating around U.S. Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge from January 1, [...]

By | 2018-06-29T06:21:49+00:00 March 31st, 2016|VMS transparency|