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Over-fishing has become an increasing problem causing the depletion of various sea life and destruction of the ocean’s ecosystem. In an attempt to track illegal fishing and over-fishing, Google Earth Outreach has partnered up with environmental groups Oceana and SkyTruth to launch the Global Fishing Watch initiative. The initiative is a technology platform, in the prototype stage, that will utilize satellite data to help make the activity of global fishing more transparent and help to inform the public about overfishing. The technology used provides a global feed of vessel locations acquired from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking data that is collected be satellite that... Read more...