Tracking the Chinese Squid Fleet in the South Pacific – Part 2: A City on the High Seas

December 22, 2018/in Fishing, Oceans /by Bjorn Bergman Continued from Part 1: Voyage to the Galapagos. As the Brigitte Bardot steamed west from the Galapagos we considered the sheer number of people we could expect to encounter when we reached this densely clustered fishing fleet 700 miles out to sea. The scale of fishing on the high seas has alwaysContinue reading “Tracking the Chinese Squid Fleet in the South Pacific – Part 2: A City on the High Seas”

Tracking the Chinese Squid Fleet in the South Pacific – Part 1: Voyage to the Galapagos

October 30, 2018/in Fishing, Oceans /by Bjorn Bergman When monitoring vessel activity on the vast scale of the world’s oceans at SkyTruth we know we’re almost always dealing with incomplete information. For example, only some vessels transmit their locations at sea via the Automatic Identification System (AIS), while others may only come up in a particular government’s private VesselContinue reading “Tracking the Chinese Squid Fleet in the South Pacific – Part 1: Voyage to the Galapagos”