Department of State Announces 2nd Annual Fishackathon and Call for Problem Statements

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 11, 2015


The U.S. Department of State announced today the open period for problem statement submissions for this year’s Fishackathon event, taking place on June 5-7, 2015.

Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalize on the expansion of mobile technology use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges. The annual Fishackathon event calls on coders from all around the world to come together to create new applications and tools for use on mobile phones, devices, and other end-solutions, which can help fishers work smarter and more safely in sustainable fishing.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Fishackathon, which took place in five cities across the United States, the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships is soliciting problems statements to include in this year’s event. The problem statements are being solicited through the Fishackathon website, where interested parties can upload a specific challenge concerning sustainable fishing. Submissions are open now and will close on April 15, 2015.

For further information, please visit fishackathon.co or contact the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at partnerships@state.gov. Follow Fishackathon on social media at @fishackathon, @GPatState, and #codeforfish.