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  • Electronic monitoring for transparency in Ghana’s tuna fleet

    Addressing the issue of overfishing in international waters requires a complete understanding of who is fishing, what they’re fishing, and where they’re catching it. Electronic monitoring is a cost-effective way to improve the transparency of fishing activities.

    close-up of camera used to monitor vessels
  • Smartphone app helps communities improve their fisheries management

    WWF has developed a new smartphone app that helps fisherman self-report their catch data while at sea, making it easier and cheaper for fisheries managers, businesses, and governments to collect vital information about community fishing activities.  

    Pomada shrimp fishing vessel in Ecuador Daylin Munoz-Nunez
  • Affordable electronic monitoring for small-scale fishing vessels

    WWF is collaborating with the US government and a company called Flywire to develop a low cost electronic monitoring system that is able to collect high quality data at less than a tenth of the cost of existing systems used by the commercial fishing fleet.

    Ships in Indonesia
  • DETECT IT: Building a better way to detect illegal fish trade

    As part of WWF’s effort to double the world’s sustainably managed fisheries, we’re collaborating on the development of a big data analysis web tool to help in the fight against illegal fishing. 

    Fishing port in Morocco
  • Collaborating to track seafood from bait to plate

    Traceability—the ability to track seafood from bait to plate—is one of the “must have” tools needed to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. WWF has been working with leaders in the public and private sectors to improve traceability. 

    A fisherman hauls a fish onto a boat