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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With locations on 6 continents in more than 30 countries, Fishackathon is one of the largest environmental hackathons on the planet.
Africa / Middle East
Benin City, Nigeria
Johannesburg, South Africa
Asia / Pacific
Auckland, New Zealand
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hong Kong, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
New York, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes participants to the 2016 Fishackathon.
The 2019 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 2019 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.