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We're coding for the oceans

Innovators around the world are coming together to protect life in the ocean, make fisheries more sustainable, and preserve our planet’s future. Watch this space for dates (to be confirmed).


About Fishackathon


First organized by the US Department of State's Office of Global Partnerships in 2014, Fishackathon inspires the creation of digital solutions to address sustainable fisheries challenges.
Overfishing and other serious problems harm marine environments and can devastate already-struggling, small-scale fishing marketplaces and communities, many of them in developing countries. Protections exist, but actual enforcement faces major obstacles. To combat this, Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend to build practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.






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2018 Locations

With locations on 6 continents in more than 30 countries, Fishackathon is one of the largest environmental hackathons on the planet.


Africa / Middle East

Abuja, Nigeria
Banjul, Gambia
Benin City, Nigeria
Cairo, Egypt
Ibadan, Nigeria
Johannesburg, South Africa
Kuwait, Kuwait
Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Tripoli, Libya

Asia / Pacific

Auckland, New Zealand
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hong Kong, China
Jakarta, Indonesia
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Karachi, Pakistan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
Perth, Australia
Singapore, Singapore
Taipei, Taiwan


Cadiz, Spain
Helsinki, Finland
Izmir, Turkey
Tbilisi, Georgia

South America

Santiago, Chile
Sinaloa, Mexico

North America

Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Halifax, NS
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
New York, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
Washington, D.C.



US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes participants to the 2016 Fishackathon.



The Fishackathon, in partnership with Fishcoin, will focus on developing solutions for capturing data using sensors and IoT, and sharing data using open platforms and blockchain technology. 


The Challenge Statements will be developed by industry professionals with real-world needs, and made available to participants nearer to the time of the event.


#1: Data Capture

Solutions that can be used in the field for capturing value adding data with specific and practical purposes.


#2: Data Sharing

Solutions that allow for data to be shared using common software tools and decentralized ledger technology.

Fishackathon is a wonderful example of how we can use technology to address some of the world’s most challenging issues
— Sir Richard Branson

2018 Partners


Fishackathon is a collaboration led by