The role of fish and fisheries for the life of people in the Pacific is most evident when observing from above the sea of islands that make up this vast ocean space. It is an irreplaceable source of nutrition for island dwellers. But understanding patterns and processes for production and distribution of fish is difficult in remote geographies. Drone footage helps WorldFish in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste illustrate the space available for production, map the geographic limitations to trading and distributing fish, as well as extrapolate fishing effort. For inland aquaculture the drone footage can be a powerful tool to gauge pond activity and distribution among small-scale farmers. Video by Wade Fairley.