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Global Fishing Watch

Our purpose is to create and publicly share knowledge about human activity at sea to enable fair and sustainable use of our ocean.

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Global Fishing Watch seeks to advance ocean governance through increased transparency of human activity at sea.By creating and publicly sharing map visualizations, data and analysis tools, we enable scientific research and drive a transformation in how we manage our ocean.

We generate new knowledge by using cutting-edge technology to turn big data into actionable information. We share that information publicly, and for free, to accelerate science and drive fairer, smarter policies and practices that reward good behavior and protect biodiversity, fisheries and livelihoods. By 2030, we aim to monitor and visualize the impact of ocean-going vessels, both industrial and small-scale, that are responsible for the vast majority of the global seafood catch.

Washington, DC
Mid-sized organization
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 81-5461345