Oceana’s report highlights the ability of Global Fishing Watch to provide a clear view of fishing activity in marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. Specifically, the report shows that Global Fishing Watch can monitor the success or failure of policies aimed at controlling fishing activity in protected areas. Using Global Fishing Watch, the product of a partnership between SkyTruth, Oceana and Google, Oceana documented the apparent success of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) by showing a drastic reduction in detected fishing activity following new regulations that established it as a no-take area.
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Detected Fishing Activity in PIPA Before and After the Fishing Ban:
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