Oceana uses Global Fishing Watch to increase transparency at sea and shine a light on suspicious activities like illegal fishing.
Our oceans are home to marine wildlife, support coastal economies, and provide millions of people with a critical source of protein. However, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undermines efforts to responsibly manage and protect our oceans. IUU fishing exploits the natural resources of coastal nations, reduces economic opportunity and threatens food security. Beyond the horizon, IUU fishing was able to thrive out of sight -- until now. Oceana partnered with SkyTruth and Google to co-found an online transparency platform called Global Fishing Watch, which offers the first global view of commercial fishing activity.
Oceana’s analysts expose suspicious activities through investigative reports and analyze fisheries data to help stop illegal fishing. Oceana also advocates for increased transparency of fishing activity around the world.
To stop illegal fishing, we need to see beyond our shores. Transparency is the solution.