GFW (Global Fishing Watch) Daily Fishing Hours (GFW/GFF/V1/fishing_hours)

Version V1

Fishing effort, measured in hours of inferred fishing activity. Each asset
is the effort for a given flag state and day, with one band for the
fishing activity of each gear type.

NameDescriptionGee Unit
drifting_longlinesHours per sq. km of fishing with drifting longlines. hours/sq. km
fixed_gearHours per sq. km of fishing with fixed gear. hours/sq. km
other_fishingHours per sq. km of fishing with other gear types. hours/sq. km
purse_seinesHours per sq. km of fishing with purse seines. hours/sq. km
squid_jiggerHours per sq. km of fishing with squid jiggers. hours/sq. km
trawlersHours per sq. km of fishing with trawlers. hours/sq. km


Global Fishing Watch (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords fishing, gfw, marine, monthly, ocean
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 12/31/2011, 4:00:00 PM - now
Citation Global Fishing Watch, “Tracking the Global Footprint of Fisheries.” Science 361.6378 (2018).
Type image_collection
GSD arc degreesm
Cadence day
Asset schema {"name":"country","description":"ISO3 country code of the vessel flag state. For all countries, use “WLD”.","type":"STRING"}