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We are joining a datathon tomorrow with the goal to get insight in the whole ocean overfishing situation and we are looking for data to prepare a little bit. Global Fishing Watch seems interesting however we cannot find the data online. Does anyone have any good open datasets that could be relevant for this project?

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  • Ask them. – Emre Mar 25 '16 at 3:07
  • Yes I did :) no response yet and because of the temporary nature I asked here – Jan van der Vegt Mar 25 '16 at 6:22
  • Maybe not 'Global', but for the US, I suspect this would be NOAA's responsibility. (I think they're actually under the Department of Commerce, who would be the other group that might have it). A quick search for 'NOAA fishing data' found st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries and nmfs.noaa.gov/gis/data/fisheries.htm – Joe May 25 '16 at 21:06
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Don't let the increasing tonnage caught fool you. Catches of some species can increase due to better ability to find them and better technology in general.

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If you don't find data directly related to overfishing, you can look for 1) volume of catches 2) estimated stocks

Source: The Guardian one and two.

  • Also Greenpeace lobbies against overfishing, you can find other sources from them. – pyb May 29 '16 at 0:13

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