New Maps Reveal Global Fishing’s ‘Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean’

New Maps Reveal Global Fishing’s ‘Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean’

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A global map showing where all fishing vessels were active during 2016. Dark circles show the vessels avoiding exclusive economic zones around islands, where they aren

Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe’s oceans.

(Image credit: Global Fishing Watch)

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