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What are the different vessel classes used by Global Fishing Watch?

What are the different vessel classes used by Global Fishing Watch?
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Understanding the different types of vessels that operate on the ocean is a key step towards successful monitoring of human activity—cargo ships have different social and environmental implications than fishing vessels and the impacts of different types of fishing vessels, like trawlers and drifting longlines, can differ as well. To date, we classify vessels into 40 different categories, of which 16 are types of fishing vessel.

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