Stories tagged "Illegal fishing"

March 25, 2019

One Cool Thing: Panama’s Transparent Vessels

Last week, Panama became the latest country to formally agree to make its national vessel tracking data publicly available through the Global Fishing Watch (GFW) map platform, joining Chile, Peru (whose vessel data is seen above), and Indonesia, which have already...

March 14, 2019

Using Satellites To Track Illegal Fishing Vessels at Night

The U.S. NGO Oceana is working with municipal governments in the Philippines to expose illegal fishing in that country’s waters using a U.S. government satellite sensor called the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).  This satellite sensor’s...

February 25, 2019

New Study Exposes Fishmeal Diversions in Peru

The Peruvian anchoveta (anchovy) fishery is the largest single species fishery in the world, with over 4.3 million tonnes landed in 2015, but it also may be one of the shadiest, according to a recent study by the NGO Oceana in Peru.  Fishermen in Peru have been...