Global Fishing Watch Reveals a Fisheries Management Success in the Phoenix Islands

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December 16, 2019 - 2:08pm
Type: Report
Year of publication: 2016
Date published: 03/2016
Authors: Taylor Witkin, Adam Reyer, Jacqueline Savitz
Publishing institution: Oceana
City: Washington, DC

Oceana, in partnership with Google and SkyTruth, has developed Global Fishing Watch, a public, web- based technology platform that will track global fishing activity and be used to improve transparency and traceability in the world’s fishing industry. It will allow scientists to study the interactions between fishing and ocean processes, help governments better manage fish stocks and enforce policies aimed at rebuilding their fisheries, and provide citizens, NGOs and activists with the information they need to hold governments and fisheries management organizations accountable for responsible fisheries management practices. Oceana and its partners released the Global Fishing Watch prototype in late 2014, and are now developing a version for public release. 

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