Global Fishing Watch
Like Eyes on the Seas, this tool provides a nearlylive view of fishing boats at sea around the world. But the data it uses to identify boats comes almost exclusively from Automatic Identification Systems, satellite trackers used in large vessels that are easily switched on and off. Rolled out earlier this year, Global Fishing Watch is on the web and open to the public in beta form, with tracks for 35,000 fishing boats going back more than four years. Oceana, SkyTruth and Google partnered to build the site, with support from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Workers weigh newly landed tuna Sept. 9, 2015, before they are given barcodes a port facility in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia. The bar-code will give each fish a tag that can provide details about the location it was caught, boat, species, weight and could easily be expanded to include crews on individual boats to help fight against labor abuse.