Code for cod and tech for tuna at the 2018 Fishackathon

first_imgFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Sue Palminteri The 4th annual Fishackathon begins this weekend (February 11-12), with events taking place in 40 cities in over 30 countries.Fishackathon brings together computer programmers, designers and fisheries experts to develop tech-based solutions to unsustainable and illegal fishing and aquaculture practices.This year’s teams will develop their solutions to help fisheries keep their supply chains clean and better enforce catch quotas.Visit to learn how to participate at an event near you. Technological advances have revolutionized the global fishing industry. Depth-finders and sonar have taken much of the guesswork out of locating fish, and larger, more durable nets and trawls have drastically increased catch numbers.However, current commercial fishing and aquaculture practices are not sustainable.  The most recent edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that nearly one-third of the world’s fish stocks are fished at ‘biologically unsustainable levels.’ The FAO’s 2016 report on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing estimates that IUU fishing brings in 11-26 million additional tons of fish each year.A school of jacks on Sipadan Island, Malaysia. Photo credit: Greg Asner | divephoto.orgGlobal farmed fish production surpassed beef production in 2011; however, industrial-scale aquaculture relies on wild-sourced fishmeal, which is unsustainable and further threatens wild populations.In 2014, the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships partnered with the non-profit organization HackerNest to launch the first Fishackathon. Fishackathon brings together fish and aquaculture experts, coders and other technologists to develop innovative, but practical, tech-based solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world’s fisheries.This year, local groups are conducting Fishackathons in 40 cities in over 30 countries around the world on February 11-12th.Fisheries and aquaculture experts have identified the top challenges facing aquaculture and fisheries management and submitted ‘Challenge Statements’ that summarize an issue and provide a possible tech-based solution. This year’s 11 challenges are grouped under three main themes: Enforcement, Marketplace and Sustainability.During this weekend’s local Fishackathon events, teams will work to develop a solution to one of these challenges. Winning teams from these events move on to the regional and then global finals. In 2016, the global winner developed a water sensor that scientists can use to predict spawning times of the invasive Asian Carp in the Great Lakes region, thereby identifying high-risk areas for the species to invade.Team Akubic from Taiwan won the global 2016 Fishackathon competition with their solution ‘Great Lakes Saviour’ – a sensor that can be used to predict Asian Carp spawning locations. Photo credit: American Institute in Taiwan Creative Commons .This year, teams will tackle a variety of issues in the fishing and aquaculture industries, such as monitoring supply chains and enforcing catch quotas. Because undocumented workers are more easily exploited, one challenge addresses the lack of worker registration in small-scale operations. Another challenge aims to improve supply network transparency by creating a decision-making tool to help companies assess the risk of their activities being connected—through their supply chain—with illegal fishing or slavery.To improve the accuracy and efficiency of fish identification and, thus, catch composition, one challenge proposes to create an app similar to iNaturalist that would use artificial intelligence-based software to identify fish to the species level, on site. Another enforcement challenge is the creation of a passive monitoring tool to detect illegal fishing activity in restricted areas to help reduce the high costs of fishery enforcement vessels and aircrafts.You can find a complete summary of all of this year’s challenges here.For more information or to get involved as a mentor, coder or volunteer, visit the Fishackathon website to find a local event near you.  To receive updates from the 2018 Fishackathon, follow @fishackathon and #codeforfish on Twitter.Fishermen prepare their nets while pelicans hope for a handout at Pucusana, Peru. Photo credit: Sue Palminteri Crowdsourcing, Fish Farming, Fisheries, Fishing, handheld, Marine, Technology, Tuna, Wildtech last_img

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