Global Fishing Activity (IMAGE) Global Fishing Watch Caption Fishing activity by vessels broadcasting AIS. Fishing hotspots were seen in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean, Northwest Pacific, and in upwelling regions off South America and West Africa. Boundaries or 'holes' in effort show where different regulations apply e.g. the exclusive economic zones of island states. Source: "Tracking the global footprint of fisheries," Kroodsma et al, 2018. Credit Global Fishing Watch. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.