Fishackathon Host Cities
2000+ coders on six continents
100+ expert fishery advisors
1.5 Billion people rely on fish in their diet
[Fishackathon] brought to light many global issues that I had previously not known about. It was an amazing gift to be able to contribute last year and get to know the effects of overfishing on other areas of the world and to have the opportunity to help not just help environmentally, but also help the lives of those that make their living from the fishing industry.
Half of fishing is done by small-scale operations, and many are in the developing world. Overfishing is the biggest problem, which if fish run out will cause loss of work for those fishers and poverty.