New Website Allows Tracking of Fishing Vessels

The Global Fishing Watch is an interactive web tool, currently a prototype, that allows anyone to visualize all the trackable fishing vessels in the ocean at any time. This tool will reveal the intensity of the fishing effort around the world. The tool was created to allow citizens to monitor how fisheries are managed, seafood buyers to monitor the boats the buy from, or media and public to act as watchdogs for the industry. It is a product of a technology partnership between SkyTruth, Oceana, and Google.