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Does full and public transparency compromise fisheries’ commercial interests and privacy?

Does full and public transparency compromise fisheries’ commercial interests and privacy?
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Global Fishing Watch displays vessel locations from AIS data with a 72 hour lag. VMS data is redacted slightly, aggregated and delayed in the public map. Being displayed in Global Fishing Watch does not compromise a vessel’s commercial catch – commercial fishing fleets are already using sophisticated technology such as helicopters, tracking beacons, fish-finding sonar and even fish forecasts based on satellite data to find and catch fish.

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