Global Fishing Watch (GFW) is an international, non-profit organisation committed to advancing ocean sustainability through greater transparency. GFW was founded in 2015 through a collaboration between Oceana, SkyTruth and Google and became an independent non-profit organisation in June 2017. By harnessing cutting edge technology, our mapping platform provides a powerful tool for ocean governance, empowering anyone to view or download data and investigate global fishing activity in near real-time, for free.
GFW’s work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funding partners. GFW’s research, data and technology partners are central to achieving our mission to accelerate innovation and deliver actionable insights to increase transparency in commercial fishing and sustainable management of our oceans.