Publications 2020-01-30T10:38:17-05:00

Global Fishing Watch and our research partners have produced the following publications and tools based on the application of our fishing activity data. These research products advance our understanding of fishing activity to better inform policy and market decisions governing fisheries sustainability. 


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Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries, […]David W. Sims. Nature, July 24, 2019, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1444-4. Blog post

Jérôme Guiet, Eric Galbraith, David Kroodsma, Boris Worm. PLoS ONE, May 17, 2019, 14(5): e0216819.

Feng-Chi Hsu, OrcID, Christopher D. Elvidge, Kimberly Baugh, Mikhail Zhizhin, Tilottama Ghosh, David Kroodsma, Adi Susanto, Wiryawan Budy, Mochammad Riyanto, Ridwan Nurzeha, and Yeppi Sudarja. Remote Sensing, April 2019, 11. 995. 10.3390/rs11090995. Read paper

Timothy D. White, Francesco Ferretti, David A. Kroodsma, Elliott L. Hazen, Aaron B. Carlisle, Kylie L. Scales, Steven J. Bograd and Barbara A. Block. 

Manuel Dureuil, Kristina Boerder, Kirsti A. Burnett, Rainer Froese, Boris Worm. 

Jessica H. Ford , David Peel, David Kroodsma, Britta Denise Hardesty, Uwe Rosebrock, Chris Wilcox. 

Darcy Bradley, Juan Mayorga, Douglas J. McCauley, Reniel B. Cabral, Patric Douglas, Steven D. Gaines

Grant R. McDermottKyle C. MengGavin G. McDonaldChristopher J.Costello.   – Reply to Hanich et al

David A. Kroodsma, Juan Mayorga, Timothy Hochberg, Nathan A. Miller, Kristina Boerder, Francesco Ferretti, Alex Wilson, Bjorn Bergman, Timothy D. White, Barbara A. Block, Paul Woods, Brian Sullivan, Christopher Costello, Boris Worm. Science, 24 Aug 2018. Read the response

Guillermo Ortuno Crespo, Daniel C. Dunn, Gabriel Reygondeau, Kristina Boerder, Boris Worm, William Cheung, Derek P. Tittensor, Patrick N. Halpin. Science Advances. 08 Aug 2018 : EAAT3681.  Read paperBlog post – Press release

Douglas J. McCauley, Caroline Jablonicky, Edward H. Allison, Christopher D. Golden, Francis H. Joyce, Juan Mayorga, and David Kroodsma.  Science Advances. August 1, 2018. EAAU2161.  Read paperPress release

Kristina Boerder, Nathan A. Miller, Boris Worm. Global hot spots of transshipment of fish catch at sea. 2018. Science Advances. July 25, 2018. Read paperPress release

Miller NA, Roan A, Hochberg T, Amos J and Kroodsma DA (2018) Identifying Global Patterns of Transshipment Behavior. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:240. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00240 Read paperBlog post – Press release

E. Sala, J. Mayorga, C. Costello, D. Kroodsma, M.L.D. Palomares, D. Pauly, U.R. Sumaila, D. Zeller. The Economics of High Seas Fishing. 2018. Science Advances. June 1, 2018. Read paperBlog postTED TalkNational Geographic special feature

Dunn, DC, C Jablonicky, GO Crespo, DJ McCauley, DA Kroodsma, K Boerder, KM Gjerde, PN Halpin. Empowering High Seas Governance with Satellite Vessel Tracking Data. Fish and Fisheries. April 19, 2018. Read paper

Cabral, RB, J Mayorga, M Clemence, J Lynham, S Koeshendrajana, U Muawanah, D Nugroho, Z Anna, Mira, A Ghofar, N Zulbainarni, S Gaines, C Costello. Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing. Nature Ecology and Evolution. February 13, 2018. Read paperBlog post

Kroodsma, DA, J Mayorga, T Hochberg, NA Miller, K Boerder, F Ferretti, A Wilson, B Bergman,TD White, BA Block, P Woods, B Sullivan, C Costello, B Worm. Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries. 2018. Science. February 22, 2018. Read paperPaper Summary – Data Interactive

  • Kroodsma, DA, Sullivan B. Protecting Marine World Heritage from space. 2016. The Future of the World Heritage Convention for marine conservation: celebrating 10 years of the World Heritage Marine Programme 35-48. Read paper

Kroodsma, DA, NA Miller, A Roan. 2017. The Global View of Transshipment: Revised Preliminary Findings. Global Fishing Watch, SkyTruth. Read paper – Blog post

White, TD, AB Carlisle, DA Kroodsma, BA Block, R Casagrandi, GD De Leo, M Gatto, F. Micheli, DJ McCauley. Assessing the effectiveness of a large marine protected area for reef shark conservation. Biological Conservation. 207: 64–71. Read paper – Blog post

Jablonicky, C, D McCauley, D Kroodsma, K Boerder, D Dunn. 2016. Satellite tracking to monitor area-based management tools & identify governance gaps in fisheries beyond national jurisdiction. Policy Brief. Nereus Program. Read paper

Robards, MD, GK Silber, JD Adams, J Arroyo, D Lorenzini, K Schwehr, J Amos. 2016. Conservation science and policy applications of the marine vessel Automatic Identification System (AIS)—a review. Bulletin of Marine Science. 92: 75–103. Read paper

de Souza, EN, K Boerder, S Matwin, B Worm. 2016. Improving Fishing Pattern Detection from Satellite AIS Using Data Mining and Machine Learning. PLOS ONE. 11, e0158248. Read paper – Blog post

McCauley, DJ, P Woods, B Sullivan, B Bergman, C Jablonicky, A Roan, M Hirshfield, K Boerder, B Worm. 2016. Ending hide and Seek at Sea. Science 351: 1148-1150. Read paper – Blog post