Initiative TransparentSea

fijiTracks_w_o_ports_sMap My Track: Fisheries voluntarly share their AIS, VMS or GPS track for TransparentSea. Transparency of catch positions is the basics for a sustainable monitoring. A joined initiative of WWF and navama.


Making great tracks for all to see:

Register your fishing vessels and share your track data

Fishing should not be “out of sight, out of mind”. The decisive step to curb overfishing and illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) present everywhere from the high seas to coastal zones is to make fishing operations transparent, and to show where vessels travel and fish.

Show that your are committed to legal and responsible fishing

WWF and navama developed a new vessel tracking tool and data sharing platform which offers fisheries worldwide the possibility to register and make their fishing activities transparent. The goal is to improve fishery management worldwide, create more transparency at sea and increase the understanding of responsible fishing.

With their registration fisheries agree to share either satellite-AIS 24/7 data , VMS data or other location based information data of their vessels with independent experts from WWF, navama, other NGOs, governments and science.

Fisheries which register on can show that they are not involved in illegal fishing activities and that they are willing to demonstrate full transparency of their fishing operation.

TransparentSea, a joint project of the WWF Smart Fishing Initiative and navama – technology for nature.

More information about TransparentSea, seeFish, seeOcean and smartTrack to download: TransparentSea Flyer

AIS density map of mediteranean sea

AIS density map of mediteranean sea