Interaction Design Designer

FIshhackathon 2015

Winners of the 2015 Fishackathon People's Choice Award!
View our submission on DevPost here:


Create an app that contains all applicable laws, regulations and decrees to assist IUU investigators and port inspectors.


KnowFish is a mobile app to help IUU investigators and port inspectors by providing easy access to laws, regulations, maps and species — all based on a user’s detected location.

How KnowFish Helps

- Mobile tool for countries that may lack the capacity and/or resources to effectively address IUU activities in their jurisdictions.
- Potential to save countries time, money and resources.
- Ability to report IUU fishing and seafood fraud.
- Provides easy access to relevant information.


- Utilizes geofencing which defines geographical areas of interest, and can notify the user when they enter or exit a geofence.
- Displays laws and regulations relevant to detected location.
- Features a location-aware species indicator which provides the user with probable species within the area.
- Includes an incident reporting feature, lists of IUU vessels, links to full text legislative documents.
- The application programming interface (API) empowers developers and provides additional capabilities for future integration

Challenges We Ran Into
Sourcing accurate information, finding maps.

KnowFish App - Fishackthon