On June 5 to 7, the National Aquarium hosted our 2nd Annual Fishackathon, an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships. We asked hackathon participants to work on the following problem statement:
Create a tool to assist consumers in navigating the realm of our regional and local seafood while promoting
sustainable change using market-based instruments and a supply-chain approach.
Design and implement a tool that can easily integrate into current marketplaces that will drive social and economic change surrounding seafood choices. This development will provide information, access and local, sustainable seafood sourcing for users.
Coders from five Fishackathon locations across the country rose to the challenge! A unique pairing of a marketing guru and two IT specialists created Sustainable Supper. This platform has the goal of uniting seafood consumers with restaurants and retailers who want to be not only talking the sustainable talk but walking the walk.
Michael Daily and Ben Schnell were intrigued with helping to find a solution to connecting these seafood dots and set forth in their creation. The Aquarium connected them with Baltimore coder Logan Blair, and these innovators are on their way to the Fishackathon finals and solving a much-needed problem for our region and others.
Want to help support the development of this innovative conservation program? Cast a vote for the team to move onto the next Fishackathon round and develop their prototype!