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Problem Statement 15-23: "Develop a passive visual fish recognition system for recreational fishers."

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Background
In recreational fisheries, it's common for well-intentioned amateurs to violate regulations because they have mis-identified their catch. Potentially, techniques similar to those used in facial-recognition could be used to identify species of fish. 'Fishal' recognition? If it were possible, anglers could correctly follow the regs, and the data, with GPS coordinates, could supplement scientific surveys.

Problem Statement
How could we identify a fish species at sea with minimal user participation using a mobile phone or tablet?

Core Category
Conservation

Organization Name
NOAA Fisheries

Organization Address
55 Great Republic Dr.

Organization Point of Contact (Name)
Torey Adler

Organization Point of Contact (Title)
IT Specialist

Organization Point of Contact (Phone Number)
978-675-2183

Organization Point of Contact (Email Address)
torey.adler@noaa.gov

Focus Area
Fisheries Management

Solution Category
Software

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