Did you know that $23billion is robbed from the global economy every year by illegal fishing!

Within a context of global Blue Economy development actions must be undertaken against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through global enforcement. Fishing is carefully monitored and controlled in most modern societies in order to use natural resources most efficiently.

Fishing requires a permit, quotas are allocated, seasonality and size must be respected and specific gear used for specific fishing. A breach of any of these regulations constitutes illegal fishing.

Then, how could we best leverage Artificial Intelligence to prevent breaches of fishing regulations / illegal fishing?

Click here for more details on the challenge. 

Click here to submit your application 


Full description

The Prize 

  • Winner will stand a chance to get one-month free access to Ocean Hub Africa (OHA) co-working space at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (if relevant),
  • 2x 1h dedicated business coaching sessions to elaborate on the proposed solution.
  • Introductions to OHA international network to fat-track development/adoption of the solution. 

Who can apply 

  • Smart African individuals living in Africa and that share our passion for oceans. 

About Ocean Hub Africa

OceanHub Africa is an ocean-impact catalyst supporting blue technology ventures through acceleration programs and leading an international ocean-minded ecosystem. 

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