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September 2016

Revealed the invisible and opened a new world
of ocean research and conservation

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February 2017

Published the first public global footprint and
analysis of fisheries transshipment at sea

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April 2017

Doubled the number of industrial-sized
fishing vessels visible in our platform

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June 2017

Paved the way for government transparency
through sharing of vessel monitoring data

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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 – media@globalfishingwatch.com – to share your story about how you’re using Global Fishing Watch and the positive change this is helping create.

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Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries

In the 23 February 2018 issue of Science, along with research partners at University of California Santa Barbara, National Geographic Pristine Seas, SkyTruth, Dalhousie University, Stanford University, and Google, we published a global analysis [...]

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