The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most unique and diverse bodies of water in the world. For centuries, it has provided surrounding communities with an abundance of valuable marine resources, livelihoods and commercial opportunities while also strengthening the vibrant multicultural identity which constitutes the region.
Under a project supported by Adessium Foundation and The Flotilla Foundation, Global Fishing Watch is working to improve transparency of vessel activity throughout the Mediterranean region with the goal of improving compliance, transparency and ecosystem resilience through improved and better informed ocean governance. As part of our work in the region, our expert team of researchers and analysts look at a range of fishing activity across Mediterranean sub-regions to produce insightful knowledge that will help support decision-making. We believe that improving transparency of fishing fleet activity can not only help combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing but also help inform the designation and enforcement of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean and Black Sea workspace is map visualization depicting fishing effort data and layers of information including restricted boundaries and sensitive habitat types.
To better visualize activity at sea, Global Fishing Watch engineers new technology to power updated map Despite its overwhelming benefits and the value it brings to all life on Earth, the ocean remains one of
Global Fishing Watch is using radar data to detect fishing vessels hidden from monitoring systems Global Fishing Watch is working to transform fisheries governance by harnessing satellite data to publicly show the movements of fishing
Newly launched portal uses fishing vessel transparency as a tool to transform marine protection in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region June 5 is the international day for the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated
Fishing Vessel Transparency is Part of the Solution for Nature Protection in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
Innovative techniques for monitoring fishing activity can help protect marine biodiversity Fishing is woven into the social, economic and cultural fabric of the Mediterranean. For millennia, it’s been a way of life for those residing