Our oceans, rivers and lakes are critical to our survival and prosperity. Our consumption of seafood has doubled in the last 50 years, mostly from the farming of aquatic animals and plants, and one in ten people in the world derive income directly or indirectly From the Fishing, farming and seafood industries.
Yet human activity has significantly impacted the health of our blue planet. Overfishing, physical and chemical pollutants, slave labour, wastes, and the effects of climate change threaten not only aquatic life but also our own lives and livelihoods.
The Fishackathon is a global programme that engages communities of passionate innovators and inspires mass collaboration to address aquatic related challenges with sustainable, tech-enabled solutions.
If you have an idea that can help save our blue planet we want to hear from you!