Fishackathon 2016 Host Cities Announced

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

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.
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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 30 cities internationally:

United States and Canada

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

Latin America and the Caribbean

Hamilton, Bermuda
Kingston, Jamaica
Medellín, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Santiago, Chile
San José, Costa Rica

Asia/Pacific

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hong Kong
Jakarta, Indonesia
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Manila, Philippines
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Taiwan

Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Izmir, Turkey
London, UK
Rome, Italy

Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

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.

See U.S. Department of State Press Release.
   

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