Governments, researchers, conservationists, scientists and the seafood sector are using our map and data to improve fisheries sustainability.
In collaboration with our many partners in government, academia, conservationists and industry, the Global Fishing Watch team is breaking new ground in bringing transparency to commercial fishing.
Since launching in September 2016, we have: identified and publicly exposed transshipment for the first time on a global scale; partnered with the government of Indonesia for the unprecedented publication of their proprietary vessel monitoring system data; produced previously unavailable data and analyses that led to the discovery of illegal fishing by EU vessels in African waters and that secured the designation of the largest Marine Protected Area off the coast of the Americas.
Work by our research partners and the users of our public map is truly amplifying the impact of our transparency platform. Here are just some of their stories. Write to us – firstname.lastname@example.org – to share your story about how you’re using Global Fishing Watch and the positive change this is helping create.
Have you used the Global Fishing Watch map or data in your work?