Tennessee Aquarium hosts Fishackathon
The goal of the Fishhackathon is to teach individuals that the oceans make life on land possible by producing most of the oxygen we breathe and supplying the greatest percentage of the world’s protein in our diets.
Leading up to World Ocean’s Day, June 8, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships is coordinating the second annual Fishackathon.
Last year, more than 150 coders in five U.S. cities tackled fishery problem statements created by World Bank in Africa and USAID in the Philippines. The success of this event prompted a larger, international call to action.
This year, the Tennessee Aquarium will be one of 12 sites from around the world where computer experts will gather in an effort to develop new tools that will support sustainable fisheries – mainly the smaller-scale operations that produce half of the fish caught for human consumption.