"Sushi, smoked salmon, or a tuna salad sandwich: Until now, it’s been
impossible to know if the food on your plate has been caught illegally.
But researchers have a pretty good idea. According to Pew, illegal fishing
accounts for up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood every year — or one out of
every five fish taken from the ocean.
Illegal fishing is not only an industrial issue, either. It accounts for major
environmental and human threats. A key driver of global overfishing, illegal
fishing threatens marine ecosystems, increases food insecurity and regional
economic instability, and is linked to huge human rights violations.
And Global Fishing Watch knows that something must be done.
The organization uses cutting-edge technology to create the world’s first
livestream map monitoring the global fishing fleet and made it public and
freely available to the entire world.
Basically, Global Fishing Watch keeps an eye on fishing across the globe and
finally allows us to trace and track fishing activities better than ever
What started as a collaboration between Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google in 2015 is
now an international data-organizing organization that keeps our oceans safe
Via Future Crunch
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics