Your Spreadsheet Sucks. Announcing Goldfish's User-Friendly GraphQL API

Your Spreadsheet Sucks.  Announcing Goldfish's User-Friendly GraphQL API
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Never hunt for due diligence information again. Validated, simplified fisheries data is now available at your fingertips.

Goldfish is thrilled to introduce our latest innovation, a highly user-friendly API that will revolutionize how stakeholders interact with fisheries data. This cutting-edge GraphQL API packages the best of our web application, leveraging public data from countries and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs). It brings unprecedented access and insights into vessels, compliance, legality and regulations, all accessible from a convenient GraphQL playground. Developers can quickly extend the functionality of software and spreadsheets by integrating the Goldfish API! For early access, contact; public access to the sandbox sandbar will be available the week of April 15th, 2024.

Designed with You in Mind

Everyone needs help, and sometimes you want that help where you work integrated into your workflow. So, we've taken everything we’ve learned from our web-based solution to craft our shiny new GraphQL API experience. A tool with an intuitive and flexible query language that unlocks the potential of every user to request the data they need with precision, reducing the human capital required to seek out trusted data while also enhancing the quality of data retrieved. Our commitment to the best API design and documentation practices ensures a seamless, frictionless experience that extends our utility from the front office to developers integrating our platform into ai, custom applications, traceability systems, law enforcement tools, and even good ol’ Excel and Google Sheets.

Key Features of the New API

Comprehensive vessel lookup: Leverage a single source of normalized public data from a growing list of countries and RFMOs to access detailed vessel information, including identification, licensing, and compliance history.

Find and remove the ‘baddies’: Screen vessels across all IUU lists, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Withhold Release Orders (WRO) and Findings. Screening against the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List is on deck.

Flexible Queries: Tailor requests to your specific needs, ensuring you get exactly the data you require without unnecessary complexity.

Continual Evolution: Our API is designed to scale. Over the coming weeks and months, we will expand our parameters to include US and EU trade regulations and broader fisheries data, helping you adapt and stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of fisheries management.

Robust Documentation and Active Support: To facilitate easy adoption and integration.

Building a Community

We are not just launching a tool; we are fostering a community. Goldfish invites developers, researchers, data scientists and stakeholders in the fisheries sector and across supply chains to engage with our API, share feedback, and contribute to its evolution. Together, we can harness technology to ensure sustainable fisheries management and compliance, leveraging accurate data. will be announced officially for testers in the coming week, or request early access from

Ready to Dive In?

We encourage organizations and developers interested in leveraging our GraphQL API to try our vessel lookup, explore our documentation, and provide feedback while we expand our feature set. Our team is committed to ongoing support and updates, ensuring our API remains at the forefront of fisheries data management.

Stay tuned for future updates as we continue to enhance our API with additional features, data parameters, and capabilities, all designed to meet the dynamic needs of the fisheries sector.

Goldfish is excited to embark on this journey with our community, driving innovation and sustainability in fisheries management through advanced technology solutions.


From Goldfish’s Product team: Emily, Vipin & Ryan

For early access, contact; public access to the Goldfish API sandbar will be available the week of April 15th, 2024.