Department of State Announces Host Sites for Fishackathon 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.

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

Medellin, Colombia

Mexico City, Mexico

Santiago, Chile

San Jose, Costa Rica


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hong Kong

Jakarta, Indonesia

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Manila, Philippines

Sydney, Australia

Taipei, Taiwan


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Izmir, Turkey

London, UK

Rome, Italy


Cape Town, South Africa

For further information on Fishackathon and events in each city, please visit or contact the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at Follow Fishackathon on social media at @fishackathon, @GPatState, and #codeforfish.

Source: U.S. Department of State