ABOUT FISHACKATHON

Fishackathon was launched in 2014 around Secretary Kerry’s Our Ocean conference. Fishackathon was established to congregate brilliant minds for the purpose of developing usable solutions to address the problem of worldwide overfishing. Overfishing harms the marine environment and diminishes the already meager income of small scale fishermen. Fishackathon brings together computer programmers to find innovative ways to collect and analyze data, and find solutions for unsustainable fishing practices.

 

Fishackathon 2016 is hosted by the U.S. Department of State, and is the third annual event.

HOW IT WORKS

Teams of volunteer coders and technologists take a weekend-long challenge to consider problem statements from fisheries experts around the world and present usable solutions. An expert panel of judges will evaluate the presentations to select a winner from each Fishackathon contest site. There will be worldwide grand prizes to be won.

 

If you have questions or want to get involved in Fishackathon —including hosting, supporting, or attending a Fishackathon in your city, or submitting a problem statement for coders to work on at the hackathon—please contact partnerships@state.gov

2016 STATS

43

Fishackathon Host Cities

2000+

2000+ coders on six continents

100+

100+ expert fishery advisors

1+

1.5 Billion people rely on fish in their diet

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