Global Fishing Watch

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036

Established: 2016

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Global
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Organisation’s vision:

Healthy, productive and resilient oceans where transparency drives fair and effective governance of marine resources in support of biodiversity and sustainable development.

Organisation’s mission:

Global Fishing Watch advances 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 oceans.

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.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):


  • fisheries analysis
  • open data
  • research
  • transparency


  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Environmental protection/conservation
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers