- Global Fishing Watch combines cloud computing technology with satellite data to provide the world’s first global view of commercial fishing activities.
- Today, Global Fishing Watch is an early preview of what is possible.
- Indonesia’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, has committed to making the government’s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) public in Global Fishing Watch in 2017.
- Global Fishing Watch was not possible five years ago.
- Bali Seafood, the largest exporter of snapper from Indonesia, has teamed up with Pelagic Data Systems, manufacturers of cellular and solar powered tracking devices to bring the same transparency for small scale and artisanal fishing vessels, into Global Fishing Watch as part of a pilot program.
Global Fishing Watch is a free, simple, online platform that gives anyone, anywhere, a way to to visualize, track, and share information about fishing activity worldwide.
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