Global fish stocks are continuously decreasing
An estimated 90% of fisheries worldwide are exhausted or fully exploited. This degradation in fisheries can result in negative consequences to the environment and people.
The main issue in fisheries overexploitation is the lack of data on the catch’s species, the catch’s location, and the quantity of the catch. Around 90% of global fisheries do not have data regarding an adequate fish stock.
Picture identification application called FishFace becomes an innovation that allows fishers to identify and track their catch using cellular technology. With this technology that won Google Impact Challenge: Australia in 2016, fishers would not mistakenly identify fish and require expensive equipment.
This technology was developed to be used as a smartphone application and utilized in fisher’s boats in all areas, and eventually, all over the world. FishFace is expected to provide low-cost technology to identify fish stocks, generate important data that can be used to evaluate and manage fisheries in dire needs, and create positive changes to people and communities who depend on fisheries for livelihoods and food resources.