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Global Fishing Watch

1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036-5405, USA

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Non-profit, online project


Monitoring of fishing, Real time monitoring


Under the general aim of 'Sustainability through transparency in global fishing activity', Global Fishing Watch is the result of a partnership between Oceana, SkyTruth and Google that 'identifies apparent fishing activity and provides the world's first global view of commercial fishing'. It is an online tool that allows anyone in the world to see what 35,000 of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels are doing, and to track them in near-real time, for free. 'Our purpose is to create and publicly share knowledge about human activity at sea to enable fair and sustainable use of our ocean. We use cutting-edge technology to turn big data into actionable information. We believe human activity at sea should be common knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean for the good of all.'

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