Fernando Paolo, David Kroodsma, Jennifer Raynor, Tim Hochberg, Pete Davis, Jesse Cleary, Luca Marsaglia, Sara Orofino, Christian Thomas and Patrick Halpin (2024).
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David Kroodsma (GFW), Joanna Turner (GFW), Cian Luck (GFW), Tim Hochberg (GFW), Nathan Miller (GFW), Philip Augustyn (BLI), Stephanie Prince (BLI)
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Katherine L. Seto, Nathan A. Miller, David Kroodsma, Quentin Hanich, Masanori Miyahara H, Rui Saito, Kristina Boerder, Masaki Tsuda, Yoshioki Oozeki, and Osvaldo Urrutia S. (2023).
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vessel identity

Jaeyoon Park, Jennifer Van Osdel, Joanna Turner, Courtney M. Farthing, Nathan A. Miller, Hannah L. Linder, Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Gabrielle Carmine, David A. Kroodsma (2023).
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dark targets thumbnail

David A. Kroodsma, Timothy Hochberg, Pete B. Davis, Fernando S. Paolo, Rocío Joo, Brian A. Wong (2022).
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foraging albatrosses

Ana P.B.Carneiro, Bethany L.Clark, Elizabeth J. Pearmain, Tyler Clavelle, Andrew G.Wood, Richard A. Phillips. (2022).
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Heather Welch, Tyler Clavelle, Timothy D. White, Megan A. Cimino, Jennifer Van Osdel, Timothy Hochberg, David Kroodsma, Elliott L. Hazen. (2022).
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Internal waves western indian ocean

Juan A. Silva, María Ignacia Rivera-Hechem, Corinna Hong, Gage Clawson, Barbara Rose Hoover, Thomas Butera, Rodrigo Oyanedel, Gavin McDonald, Raymond Jakub, Umi Muawanah, Armen Zulham, Aki Baihaki, Christopher Costello. (2022).
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A P B Carneiro, M P Dias, S Oppel, E J Pearmain, B L Clark, A G Wood, T Clavelle, R A Phillips. (2022).
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Elizabeth R. Selig, Shinnosuke Nakayama, Colette C. C. Wabnitz, Henrik Österblom, Jessica Spijkers, Nathan A. Miller, Jan Bebbington, Jessica L. Decker Sparks. (2022).
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Freya C. Womersley, Nicolas E. Humphries, Nuno Queiroz, David W. Sims. (2022).
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ocean waves

Lozano, A, et al, Decent work in fisheries: Current trends and key considerations for future research and policy. Marine Policy (2021). 
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Li, M, et al, Tracking industrial fishing activities in African waters from space. Fish and Fisheries (2021). 
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Sala, E, et al, Across borders: External factors and prior behavior influence North Pacific albatross associations with fishing vessels. Nature (2021). 
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Mediterranean Sea International Space Station Italy Europe Preview

Sala, E, et al, Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate. Nature (2021). 
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Following Forced Labor in the World's Fishing Fleets

McDonald, G, C Costello, J Bone, R Cabral, V Farabee, T Hochberg, D Kroodsma, T Mangin, K Meng, O Zahn, Satellites can reveal global extent of forced labor in the world’s fishing fleet. PNAS (2020). Read the paper – Press release – Blog – Visual blog

Internal waves western indian ocean

Carmine, G, J Mayorga, N A Miller, J Park, P N Halpin, G O Crespo, H Österblom, E Sala, J Jacquet, Who is the high seas fishing industry?
OnEarth. (2020). Read the paper – Press release

Carrier vessel
Seto, K, N Miller, M Young, Q Hanich, Toward transparent governance of transboundary fisheries: The case of Pacific tuna transshipment. Marine Policy. (2020). Read the paper – Blog post
San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

White, TD, T Ong, F Ferretti, BA Block, DJ McCauley, F Micheli, GA De Leo, Tracking the response of industrial fishing fleets to large marine protected areas in the Pacific Ocean. Conservation Biology. (2020). Read the paper

Shoreline of sand and ocean

Costello, C, K Millage, S Eisenbarth, E Galarza, G Ishimura, L L Rubino, V Saccomanno, U R Sumaila & K Strauss, Ambitious subsidy reform by the WTO presents opportunities for ocean health restoration. Sustainability Science. (2020). Read the paper

Chinese lighting vessels
Park, J, J.Lee, K Seto, T Hochberg, BA Wong, NA Miller, K Takasaki, H Kubota, Y Oozeki, S Doshi, M Midzik, Q Hanich, B Sullivan, P Woods, DA Kroodsma, Illuminating dark fishing fleets in North Korea. Sci. Adv. 6, eabb1197 (2020). Read the paper – Blog post – 2019 analysis – Media kit – Press release
Fisheries Transparency

Long, T, S Widjaja, H Wirajuda, S Juwana, Nature Food. 1, pages389–391(2020). Read the comment – Read the paper

ocean scene 2

Visalli, ME, BD Best, RB Cabral, WWL Cheung, NA Clark, C Garilao, K Kaschner et al. 2020. Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Marine Policy. 103927. Read the paper

Tuna Marine Protection

Villaseñor-Derbez, JC, J Lynham, C Costello. 2020. Environmental market design for large-scale marine conservation. Nature Sustainability. 1-7.  Read the paper  – Blog post

ship bow

Lynham, J, A Nikolaev, J Raynor, T Vilela, and JC Villaseñor-Derbez. 2020. Impact of two of the world’s largest protected areas on longline fishery catch rates. Nature Communications. 11, 979. Read the paper



Belhabib, D, WWL Cheung, DA Kroodsma, VWY Lam, PJ Underwood, J Virdin. 2019. Catching industrial fishing incursions into inshore waters of Africa from space. Fish and Fisheries. 00: 1– 14. Read paper – Blog post

Challenges an opportunities - Global Atlas of AIS
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Deterrence effect
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Net Primary Production
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Grey Reef Sharks
Queiroz, N, NE Humphries, […] DW Sims. 2019. Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature. 572(7770), 461-466. – Blog post
Pasted Graphic
Guiet, J, E Galbraith, DA Kroodsma, B Worm. 2019. Seasonal variability in global industrial fishing effort. PLoS ONE. 14(5): e0216819.
VMS and VIIRS combined

Hsu, FC, CD Elvidge, K Baugh, M Zhizhin, T Ghosh, DA Kroodsma, A Susanto, W Budy, M Riyanto, R Nurzeha, and Y Sudarja. 2019. Cross-Matching VIIRS Boat Detections with Vessel Monitoring System Tracks in Indonesia. Remote Sensing. 11(9), 995. Read paper

A Pacific bluefin
White, TD, F Ferretti, DA Kroodsma, EL Hazen, AB Carlisle, KL Scales, SJ Bograd and BA Block. 2019. Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the northeast Pacific. 


Fishing Vessels in Port
Dureuil, M, K Boerder, KA Burnett, R Froese, B Worm. 2018. Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot. 
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Ford, JH, D Peel, D Kroodsma, BD Hardesty, U Rosebrock, C Wilcox. 2018. Detecting suspicious activities at sea based on anomalies in Automatic Identification Systems transmissions. 


Bradley, D, J Mayorga, DJ McCauley, RB Cabral, P Douglas, SD Gaines. 2018. Leveraging satellite technology to create true shark sanctuaries. 


McDermott, GR, KC MengGG McDonaldCostello. 2018. The blue paradox: Preemptive overfishing in marine reserves.   – Reply to Hanich et al


Kroodsma, DA, J Mayorga, T Hochberg, N.A. Miller, K Boerder, F Ferretti, A Wilson, B Bergman, T.D. White, B.A. Block, P Woods, B Sullivan, C Costello, B Worm. 2018. Response to Comment on “Tracking the global footprint of fisheries.” Science. 361(6404), eaat7789. Read the response

high seas longline fleet
Ortuno Crespo, G, D.C. Dunn, G Reygondeau, K Boerder, B Worm, W Cheung, D.P. Tittensor, P Halpin. 2018. The environmental niche of the global high seas pelagic longline fleet. Science Advances. 4(8): EAAT3681. Read paper – Blog post – Press release

McCauley, DJ, C Jablonicky, E.H. Allison, C.D. Golden, F.H. Joyce, J Mayorga, and D Kroodsma. 2018. Wealthy countries dominate industrial fishing. Science Advances. 4(8):EAAU2161.  Read paper – Press release

Transshipment photo Digital Globe
Boerder, K, NA Miller, B Worm. 2018. Global hot spots of transshipment of fish catch at sea. Science Advances. 4(7), eaat7159. Read paper – Press release
Transshipment photo
Miller NA, A Roan, T Hochberg , J Amos  and DA Kroodsma. 2018. Identifying Global Patterns of Transshipment Behavior. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:240. Read paper – Blog post – Press release
Sala, E, J Mayorga, C Costello, D Kroodsma, M.L.D. Palomares, D Pauly, U.R. Sumaila, D Zeller. 2018. The Economics of High Seas Fishing. Science Advances. 4(6), eaat2504. Read paper – Blog post– TED Talk – National Geographic special feature

Dunn, DC, C Jablonicky, GO Crespo, DJ McCauley, DA Kroodsma, K Boerder, KM Gjerde, PN Halpin. 2018. Empowering High Seas Governance with Satellite Vessel Tracking Data. Fish and Fisheries. 19(4), 729-739. 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. 2018. Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2: 650–658. Read paper – Blog 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. 2018. Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries. Science. 359, 6378: 904-908. Read paper – Paper Summary – Data Interactive


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


Wale photo

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

Shark in ocean
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

fishing vessels in coast

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

home map
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
Tracking Vessel Activity
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
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