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Department of State Announces Host Sites for Fishackathon 2016


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 8, 2016

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The U.S. Department of State announced today participating cities for the third annual Fishackathon, taking place on Earth Day weekend from April 22-24, 2016.

Fishackathon 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.

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships organized the inaugural Fishackathon around the Secretary’s Our Ocean conference in 2014. The 2014 Fishackathon took place at aquariums and tech hubs in five cities across the United States, and the 2015 event expanded to twelve cities around the world.

The 2016 Fishackathon will be held in over 40 cities internationally:

United States and Canada

  • Alameda, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Monterey Bay, CA
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Washington, DC
  • Worcester, MA

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hamilton, Bermuda
  • La Paz, Mexico
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Santiago, Chile
  • San Jose, Costa Rica

Asia/Pacific

  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Taipei, Taiwan

Europe

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Batumi, Georgia
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • London, UK
  • Rome, Italy

Middle East

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

Africa

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • Lusaka, Zambia

For further information on Fishackathon and events in each city, 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.



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