Now in its second year, Fishackathon is an international event supported by the US Department of State that aims to address sustainable fishery issues through technology. Coders spend 24 to 48 hours creating new applications for mobile devices to help fishers work smarter and more safely in sustainable fishing. The event runs from June 5 to 7, leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8th.
Participants will develop solutions to issues affecting fisheries and oceans in four key areas: fisheries management, conservation, aquaculture, and traceability.
The Vancouver event will be held at the Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way), with Wilf Swartz, Nereus Program Research Associate, sitting on the judging panel as a fisheries expert.