Skip to main content

Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Park, J; Van Osdel, J; Turner, J; Farthing, CM; Miller, NA; Linder, HL; Ortuño Crespo, G; Carmine, G; Kroodsma, DA
Published in: Science advances
January 2023

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing costs billions of dollars per year and is enabled by vessels obfuscating their identity. Here, we combine identities of ~35,000 vessels with a decade of GPS data to provide a global assessment of fishing compliance, reflagging patterns, and fishing by foreign-owned vessels. About 17% of high seas fishing is by potentially unauthorized or internationally unregulated vessels, with hot spots of this activity in the west Indian and the southwest Atlantic Oceans. In addition, reflagging, a tactic often used to obscure oversight, occurs in just a few ports primarily by fleets with high foreign ownership. Fishing by foreign-owned vessels is concentrated in parts of high seas and certain national waters, often flying flags of convenience. These findings can address the global scope of potential IUU fishing and enable authorities to improve oversight.

Duke Scholars

Altmetric Attention Stats
Dimensions Citation Stats

Published In

Science advances

DOI

EISSN

2375-2548

ISSN

2375-2548

Publication Date

January 2023

Volume

9

Issue

3

Start / End Page

eabp8200
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Park, J., Van Osdel, J., Turner, J., Farthing, C. M., Miller, N. A., Linder, H. L., … Kroodsma, D. A. (2023). Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet. Science Advances, 9(3), eabp8200. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abp8200
Park, Jaeyoon, Jennifer Van Osdel, Joanna Turner, Courtney M. Farthing, Nathan A. Miller, Hannah L. Linder, Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Gabrielle Carmine, and David A. Kroodsma. “Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet.Science Advances 9, no. 3 (January 2023): eabp8200. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abp8200.
Park J, Van Osdel J, Turner J, Farthing CM, Miller NA, Linder HL, et al. Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet. Science advances. 2023 Jan;9(3):eabp8200.
Park, Jaeyoon, et al. “Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet.Science Advances, vol. 9, no. 3, Jan. 2023, p. eabp8200. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abp8200.
Park J, Van Osdel J, Turner J, Farthing CM, Miller NA, Linder HL, Ortuño Crespo G, Carmine G, Kroodsma DA. Tracking elusive and shifting identities of the global fishing fleet. Science advances. 2023 Jan;9(3):eabp8200.

Published In

Science advances

DOI

EISSN

2375-2548

ISSN

2375-2548

Publication Date

January 2023

Volume

9

Issue

3

Start / End Page

eabp8200