EcoHub at the 2016 Fishackathon

EcoHub had the honor and being an advisor and judge in the 2016 U.S. State Department FisHackathon. The hackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalize on the expansion of mobile phone and internet use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges.

The annual Fishackathon event calls on coders and science enthusiasts from all around the world to come together to create new applications and tools for use on mobile phones and other devices, which can help fishers work smarter and more safely in sustainable fishing. There were some great submissions trying to address one of nine problem statements. It was very hard to judge them all and EcoHub wishes to thank all the coders and fish nerds out there trying to make the world a better place - one fish app at a time! Click here to see the finalists list. 

Alistair Douglas