Fishing Effort

Daily fishing effort, gridded at 0.01 degrees, by geartype and flag state, is available to download from Global Fishing Watch’s community page.

The methodology for these data are described in our Science paper, “Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries”.

Fishing effort is available for the time period 2012 to 2016. We will eventually be releasing in an up-to-date streaming format. If you would like access to provisional 2017 or 2018 data, contact reasearch@globalfishingwatch.org.

We offer two forms of the data:

To read about recommended ways to use these data, as well as caveats on AIS coverage and usage, see our page for Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries.

Effort

Page last updated: Feb 22nd, 2018