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What distinguishes Global Fishing Watch from similar organizations?

What distinguishes Global Fishing Watch from similar organizations?
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We are a not-for-profit organization and share our data openly and publicly. We invite collaboration with researchers, governments and industry partners to use our data products for informing fisheries policies and improving fisheries governance. Anyone can download our processed data and analyses for their own use or overlay custom layers in our map. We welcome feedback that can improve our datasets, analyses and algorithms. We conduct original analyses of fishing behavior for the purpose of increasing the general body of knowledge about the interactions between fishing and ocean systems. Furthermore, we help governments become more transparent: governments that share their Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data commit to a level of transparency and international cooperation that is urgently needed for sustainable management of our oceans. Vessel data integration into our public map increases vessel compliance and countries’ ability to monitor and effectively manage their waters.

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