Author: Jonathon Marshall

Posted on June 4, 2015 by

Fishackathon – Fishing for Sustainable Code

No, we’re not talking about the worst Perch fillets you’ve ever seen. We’re talking about bringing talented people together across 15 cities around the world on a three-day coding marathon to support our global fisheries! The challenge is to use technology to help solve real world problems in fisheries management, conservation, aquaculture, and traceability.

fishackathon

Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalize on the expansion of mobile technology use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges. The annual Fishackathon event calls on coders, designers, creatives, architects, product managers, project managers, oceanographers, fishers, ichthyologist, phycologist, algologist, and beach combers from all around the world to come together to create new applications and tools for use on mobile phones, devices, and other end-solutions, which can help fishers work smarter and more safely in sustainable fishing.

Working smarter and more safely toward a sustainable future is a worthwhile pursuit for any organization. But to set your target on our largest and most threatened ecosystem, which is utterly essential to life on this planet, might seem lofty if not impossible. The oceans are just too big, right? Consider all the effort and ingenuity we’ve invested into everything we’ve done off this planet like how many humans are in space right now looking back at this majestic blue (not green) marble we call home. Surely some of that novel inventiveness could make a huge impact on our oceans.

If this one weekend of sacrifice could lead to a better fishery for everyone how could anyone refuse? Fishing and camping might be my preferred way to spend my weekends, but I spend my weekdays working with technologies that have the ability to make these types of extraordinary leaps into the impossible, which is why I will be volunteering my time this weekend to help organize a fishackathon event here in Toronto, and perhaps why you should volunteer your time as well.

Be sure to follow FishingFury twitter and fishhackathon twitter on Twitter for live updates throughout the weekend!

Sortie en Mer
Posted on June 7, 2014 by

Sortie en Mer (A Trip Out to Sea)

This interactive simulator by Guy Cotten, a French company specializing in rugged outdoor attire and safety gear, will give you chills. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but the entire experience is about five minutes long. Provided you can survive for that long of course.

Whatever you do on the water this year, please remember to wear your life jacket.

via Huffington Post

Posted on December 27, 2013 by

Our Last Contest of 2013

Before the year ends we wanted to have one last contest to giveaway some fantastic gear from this year and hopefully bring our facebook page out of the dark ages. It’s been a wild ride and Clive and I are both excited about embarking on our 10th year of Fishing Fury! To celebrate we’ll be giving away 10 WE FISHIN’ MANE shirts with stickers to our favourite submission and the top 3 submissions will each receive a pair of Dizm Eco Eyewear sunglasses- our highest rated product this year!

To win: Like us on Facebook and post your best fishing photos of 2013 before 12:00am EST January 1, 2014.

Dizm Eyewear Eco Collection - Dempsey (men's)

Posted on November 22, 2013 by

99 Problems But A Fish Ain’t One!

This fishy rap parody comes to us from fishing enthusiast and professional comedian Jesse Furman. Jesse combines his two passions to create the Reel Comedy fishing show where he travels the globe with an experienced guide in search of trophy fish. Any fisherman will tell you, “fishin’ ain’t easy”, but at least with Jesse on board you’re sure to hook into some big laughs.

via Reel Comedy TV

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