ICT4Fisheries Network

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  • We are soliciting input into a challenge statement for the 2022 Fishackathon that kicked off at the Economist's World Ocean Summit (WOS) in Singapore this week. Please note that we are trying to finalize a challenge statement centered on small-scale fisheries by December 15th so not as much notice as I'd like to give.

    The Fishackathon (https://fishackathon.co/) aims to bring together designers, developers, subject matter experts, and organizations to create impactful, actionable and scalable solutions to key challenges facing our aquatic environments, and the people and the industries that rely upon them.

    The small-scale fisheries statement(s) will drive the development of tools such as web-based platforms, mobile applications and others, with a winner announced in March at the Lisbon WOS. Our hope is that these statements will center on the most important challenges we are currently facing where software tools can help to make an immediate and lasting impact.

    This is why we are reaching out to this community- you should all have good ideas here!

    What we are looking for is:
    1) some brief context describing the challenge(s) being faced
    2) a description of how these challenge(s) could potentially be addressed
    3) any level of specificity regarding a potential software solution, including available data sources and any references to resources that could be useful.

    Please reply to this thread with your ideas or if you have any thoughts or questions. Many thanks in advance!

  • Technology, Data and the Future of Ocean Conservation Survey

    The Latin American and Caribbean sustainable fisheries ecosystem is vast, rich, and diverse. Between us, we are engaged in a wide array of projects, and yet it’s not always easy to stay up to date with each other’s work, or the progress we are making towards our goals.

    We believe that information helps nurture collaboration, so we’re reaching out to find out more about our friends and colleagues working in the area, with the intention of publishing an ecosystem map to help us all make better sense of each other’s work.

    The results of this survey will also help inform a report due for release in early 2022 on data interoperability in sustainable fisheries; this report is being produced in partnership with Armillaria, experts in digital infrastructure for collective impact.

    The survey takes about seven minutes to complete. Please feel free to share

    English - https://dkejevlwldw.typeform.com/to/KSaQ4Ipw

    Spanish - https://dkejevlwldw.typeform.com/to/rhwxKj78

  • Here is a recording of our recent technology dialogue, "Technologies for meeting management objectives in coastal pelagic fisheries in the Eastern Pacific"
    Thanks to our speakers, Joann Binondo, Aaron Rice, and Joe Warren for your excellent presentations!

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  • Hi everyone! A topical subject at the moment: Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in fisheries and marine science.

    I wanted to pose a question/discussion point to find out what everyone thinks about the applicability of AI and ML in small-scale fisheries monitoring and management, and whether anyone has any use cases or ideas where one could explore its use.

    Some background reading: https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article/77/4/1267/5859738?login=true

  • Please join us for the second webinar in our series on emerging technologies with a focus on the Asia-Pacific Region. The title is ‘Technologies for meeting management objectives in coastal pelagic fisheries in the Eastern Pacific (Philippines and Indonesia)’
    DATE: September 29, 2021 5-7pm PST (GMT –8)
    How can acoustics and other emerging technologies improve the management of highly valuable tuna fisheries off the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines? Join us for a 2-hr webinar to learn about this exciting new technology from researchers Dr. Joe Warren of Stonybrook and Dr. Aaron Rice of Cornell University. We’ll also be joined by Joann P. Binondo, Project Manager of the Sustainable Tuna Partnership, WWF-Philippines, to discuss the experience of the Philippine Small-scale Yellowfin Tuna Handline Fisheries towards Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, and its traceabilty work from hook to cook. We’ll be inviting technology providers to contribute in the discussion and share information about relevant products and services. Please register (link below) and forward to any colleagues who may be interested. Event will be in English, using the Zoom interface (link provided upon registration).

    REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/6kxbra8r

  • Hey everyone! (cc [~473] [~380] ) - I recently put together an overview of ICTs that have been/or are being used in small-scale fisheries around the world. The list is by no means comprehensive, but I tried to focus on those ICTs that could potentially be used by small-scale fisher groups globally. I didn't include e.g. systems used by government agencies that are highly customised. In any case, have a look, and let me know if this is useful. DM me if you want to change anything about your ICT or you know of one I should add. I will leave it here in the group for some time but do plan to tweet the link next month or so and stimulate engagement. -https://airtable.com/shrlW1gKGmysX0qtE/tblBquEBXZV7aqIg1

  • Hi everyone - Tableau have just released the dates for their online conference: November 9th-11th 2021. It will be translated in multiple languages including French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese! Check it out here: https://www.tableau.com/events/conference/save-the-date

  • Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) to help reach the 30 x 30 movement to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 through advances in equitable and effective conservation. But more groundwork must be laid according to Gurney et al. (2021) to realize its potential. A really interesting read for anyone interested - links to community-based natural resource management.


    "To conserve global biodiversity, countries must forge equitable alliances that support sustainability in traditional pastoral lands, fisheries-management areas, Indigenous territories and more."

  • https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12792

    An interesting paper that looks at which indicators are critical for site-based conservation effectiveness. A specific takeaway was the need to have 'on the ground monitoring (digital)' which is standardised for management - to ensure decisions are not based on an individual managers knowledge where there may be no clear outcome.


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